Apple Vs. Windows
When you think of the difference between Apple and Windows, there’s one overarching difference in policy between the two giants. Apple chose to protect any and all information regarding its technologies. All employees are sworn to secrecy regarding future and current projects. They slam any competitor who ever attempts to mimic them with a lawsuit. Alternatively, Windows releases virtually all of its plans to the public. This allows for further innovation from non-Windows employees.
Strengths And Weakness
Both philosophies have proven to have their strengths and weaknesses. Apple’s incessant exclusivity has allowed it to be as close to impenetrable by hackers as one could hope. But it also limits innovation and functional adjustability. Windows’ openness has allowed for a high level of customization to their devices and also a fair share of innovation, but it’s also highly vulnerable to malware, viruses, and hacks.
Pros And Cons To Each
Users who are content with using devices as they come and prefer minimal thinking regarding functionality will typically go with Mac. Whereas those who prefer to customize their devices to fit their personal needs are much more likely go with a PC. In general, those who are more technologically savvy prefer PCs because they have the know-how to keep hackers at bay.
WordPress is like the Windows of web development. There’s tremendous capacity for customization, which allows for users to build the exact website with the exact functionality that they envision at the start of a project. All they have to do is install the necessary plugins and the job is practically done for them.
However, WordPress is also remarkably vulnerable to hacks. With each new plugin or piece of software that you install into a website, you run the risk allowing a hacker or virus into the site. WordPress is as user friendly as you allow it to be. But it is important to recognize how fragile a site that is run on WordPress can be.
How To Stay Safe
We bring you this information not to discourage you from using it, but rather, to advise you to take the proper precautions in case something happens. How? Simple. Backups. Lots. The key is to backup your site at least once a week, and to keep those backups for the foreseeable future. If you happen to catch a virus after a backup was made, that backup will be for all intents and purposes completely useless to you. That’s why you’ll want to go to an older backup, which many people prefer to throw away. Don’t do that.