6 months later take a look at windows 8, and tell me if OSX is still better regarding innovation and performance?
microsoft innovated with the latest OS Windows 8, once you’ve got the hang out of it (after around 5 – 10 minutes) it’s easy, simple & charming.
now apple went with the same Userinterface on OSX for years, can’t think of 1 significant feature or innovation they did for their OS. it’s still glossy, and the icons and interface still as dated as before.
obviously it doesn’t matter, whatever works for you… but as far as the question of this thread goes, Windows still has 90% of the market share, where OSX has the rest. they sold 40 million windows 8 licenses in 1 week if I remember right.
Even though I use mac for editing film & audio …and for recording/composing, I hope one day that the PC becomes more of the industry standard, doubt that’ll happen though. Has more potential.
@Jen which kind of DAW do you use? Logic?
as graphic designer, I worked with a mac 4 months long (so not in particular music production)... but I just find myself less productive with it, I guess in the end it’s whatever works best for you. few years back the iMac sounded interesting, but now there’s dozen of All-in-one’s from Dell, Lenovo and Asus which work and look just as great…. while the iMac abandoned the CD/DVD drive!
One can use a Mac with Logic and produce not-so-great music, and another can use Windows with for example FL or Ableton and do top quality music… either or the other way around, in the end it depends on the guy behind the keys, right?! and what system makes you more productive.
I think Apple will still be here as always not sure if it will get anymore powerful unless it happens of course. The only thing I dont understand is that why they keep releasing new iphones again and again that it feels like you’ve just bought one not too long ago.
I’m wondering when ChromeOS will mature to be a third viable option? There used to be more… Amiga… BeOS …. Linux is viable now also. I say work on your favorite canvas and long live them all! I always come back to my Macbook Pro. I’ve had them since the G4 when it was still the powerbook and an iBook G3 before that. Once you get in a good multi track environment it doesn’t really matter what OS your on as long as it runs well. They both seem to me to have that.
I don’t think so, I tested Windows 8 at a store and hated it, I’m a mac user, but my dad is a long time PC guy and even he didn’t like it, they are making their users relearn the OS before they can be productive.
Also looking at the Diagnostics Manager (Is that what it’s called? it was the equivalent of Activity Monitor on the Mac.) and after quitting all other programs except for the OS it was still taking 29% of all 8 gigs of RAM just to run the OS.
I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountian Lion a month ago and loved the new features!
I had held off so any possible bugs with Adobe’s CS5.5 Suite could get worked out, when I upgraded it was smooth as silk.