Ask DN: You're on Windows or OSX?

6 years ago from , Freelance Filmmaker

I just want to make a quick survey. I have Windows 10, and you! Windows or OSX?


  • Roland IllésRoland Illés, 6 years ago


    19 points
  • Andy LeverenzAndy Leverenz, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    and this would be a good use case for DN to add poll support.

    11 points
  • Samuel ZellerSamuel Zeller, 6 years ago

    Mac and sometimes windows (even if I hate it)

    I do a lot of 3D rendering so I need powerful workstations, think 12 cores Xeons. Those are of course much cheaper to build than having to buy a macpro.

    But the UI and the UX of windows is not my taste. For example I use Quicklook (press spacebar to preview a document) on mac at least 25 times a day. I also have my mouse set-up so that button 4 displays all windows open and button 5 displays all windows of the selected app.

    It's maybe a matter of taste but I see that I work like 20% faster on a mac (due to many small details).

    5 points
    • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

      But certainly that's because that's the system you've customised to your process more, no? I can tell you, snap is a godsend (I know they're added a similar feature in El Capitan). Windows 10 virtual desktops is a tool I never knew I needed. The integrated search/Cortana is like Alfred lite, built into the OS. I go back and forth, and each is certainly faster for certain tasks for me, but it's because of how I use each of them.

      0 points
      • Samuel ZellerSamuel Zeller, 6 years ago

        Well in the agency I was before I first used a 12 core macpro, then I used a windows workstation (with even better specs). The thing is that the second workstation was better in term of raw power but I still preferred to work on the mac.

        Here's some other reasons... I use Cinch on OSX to snap windows to the sides of the screen. I also use Frank Deloupe to pick colors on the screen and directly use them in photoshop. I love Radium and how it just take no space (up in the menu bar). I prefer Apple mail over any windows mail client. I've got Pixa to organise my images (inspiration and references) that I can pull into indesign and retain the correct link. I love the calendar. I've got ThumbsUp to quickly drag and convert images. I use Flycut to remember all my previous clipboard data. I've got Transmission for my torrents (which I preffer than uTorrent). I love displaying files by columns and cover flow (this + the search is so powerful to find files) for example you can quickly locate a PDF by using quicklook. I use Sketch sometimes and Vectoraster (both are osx only).

        Oh and font management in osx is years ahead (using the default font app or things like suitcase fusion) specially for an agency where you need everyone to have synced fonts.

        I love osx updates and the app store, I find them much clearer than the windows updates with cryptic numbers. I can quickly setup a new mac in case of emergency and get back all my apps and preferences.

        There's tons of other reasons why I would probably always favorite osx over windows but I'm not going into details here. I think that osx is more robust because Apple just iterate slowly but steadily.

        2 points
  • Csongor BartusCsongor Bartus, 6 years ago

    Ubuntu :)

    4 points
  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, 6 years ago

    I use macs since 1995.

    3 points
  • Matus KocisMatus Kocis, 6 years ago

    OS X, but I miss Minesweeper sometimes :/

    3 points
  • Sim SkrebeSim Skrebe, 6 years ago

    OS X all the way!

    3 points
  • Sander VisserSander Visser, 6 years ago

    Switched to OS X last December, never looked back since.

    3 points
  • Catalin CimpanuCatalin Cimpanu, 6 years ago

    Win 10 for me too

    3 points
  • Jordan KoscheiJordan Koschei, 6 years ago

    OS X El Capitan. Need that UNIX base.

    2 points
  • Raluca PartenieRaluca Partenie, 6 years ago

    Windows 10

    2 points
  • Hash MilhanHash Milhan, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    Do you mean Windows or OSX? (software) or do you mean PC or Mac? (hardware)

    Because you can run Windows on a Mac.

    2 points
  • Asko NõmmAsko Nõmm, 6 years ago

    Windows 10, quite possibly the best windows yet.

    1 point
  • A. M. ­DouglasA. M. ­Douglas, 6 years ago

    OS X Yosemite, Windows 10, Ubuntu, ChromeOS

    On separate devices.

    1 point
  • Alexander PierceAlexander Pierce, 6 years ago

    I'm on Mac at work, windows 10 at home. I've always been a dual user over the years. A bit of a device agnostic. Prefer it that way. Will say, though over the years the Mac OS ui has been more aesthetically pleasing, I've always slightly preferred the overall UX of windows for a number of reasons too long to get into on here. And windows 10 ui has demonstrated a nice evolution from an aesthetic perspective.

    But like I said, I dig both for different reasons, and I feel it helps with my work using both.

    1 point
  • Josué Gutiérrez Valenciano, 6 years ago

    Switched from an iMac to a Toshiba 4k Laptop with Windows 8 and now loving Windows 10. I used a Mac Mini at work and when I work from home I use my laptop. So, on both, but Windows is better for me, faster overall.

    1 point
  • Ning T, 6 years ago

    OS X!

    and once upon a time, a Hackindows (?) for gaming :)

    1 point
  • Dorin FrunzeteDorin Frunzete, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    PC with Windows 7 ;)

    0 points
  • Gilberto OlimpioGilberto Olimpio, 6 years ago

    OSX @ home / Ubuntu @ office

    0 points
  • Rishi MohanRishi Mohan, 6 years ago

    A Dell laptop running OS X Yosemite

    0 points
  • Spencer HaizelSpencer Haizel, 6 years ago

    Windows 10 @ home and @ work.

    0 points
  • jiyin yiyongjiyin yiyong, 6 years ago

    Both. Macbook Air and Surface 3 Windows 10.

    0 points
  • David Pacheco, 6 years ago

    OS X at work, Win at home.

    0 points
  • Tim GabrielTim Gabriel, 6 years ago

    Switched to OS X from Windows at the beginning of the year, got use to it. I still dabble with Linux & Windows VM because I miss it. I loathe OS X windows management though.

    0 points
  • David AlandíDavid Alandí, 6 years ago

    OSX since 2005 I can touch windows anymore. I hate Apple. I love google and android.

    0 points
  • Motoki Yanase, 6 years ago


    0 points
  • Jacob BuckJacob Buck, 6 years ago

    Currently Macbook Pro running OS X.

    Growing up I used (and loved) Windows, eventually started using OS X. But Vista was the straw that broke the camel's back. Also having a UNIX-based OS is nice too.

    0 points
  • Andy StewartAndy Stewart, 6 years ago

    Win 7 & 10 at home, Yosemite at work.

    I try to stick to cross platform apps where I can so the OS is not an issue. However both Windows and Mac have their merits.

    0 points
  • Simonas DarSimonas Dar, 6 years ago

    I am using Mac since 2006 and never looked back. In the office, unfortunately I use Win.

    0 points
  • barry saundersbarry saunders, 6 years ago

    windows 10 at home, 8.1 and OS X at work.

    0 points
  • E BensleyE Bensley, 6 years ago

    Depends on what I'm doing.

    Mostly OS X Yosemite, But for work emails I need to use the provided Windows 7 laptop (Via remote desktop from the Mac), and for development and testing we use a fleet of Unix boxes, mainly RedHat.

    0 points
  • Yohul CYohul C, 6 years ago

    Personal Macbook Pro for work (and the office iMac if needed) and Windows 10 on the home desktop/workstation. I like using both OSes equally.

    0 points
  • Andrew RasmussenAndrew Rasmussen, 6 years ago

    OS X. A lot more Windows here than I thought.

    0 points
  • Jared Pike, 6 years ago

    Both. My main computer is a self-built PC (win8), and then I have a Macbook Pro for when I want to use Sketch, do web development, or design on the go. I hate Windows, but the hardware setups can be so much more powerful...

    0 points
  • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, 6 years ago

    Currently Windows at home and OSX at work. Will be switching to OSX at home as well, soon, mostly for development reasons. (While keeping the Windows machine for fallback & testing)

    0 points
  • Bryce HowitsonBryce Howitson, 6 years ago

    Both, usually at the same time - yay Parallels...

    0 points
  • Shane Brown, 6 years ago


    0 points
  • Nathan HueningNathan Huening, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    With a Mac, it's easy also to be on Windows (and Linux). Why have to choose?

    0 points
  • Miraj PatelMiraj Patel, 6 years ago

    Both, but I prefer OSX.

    0 points
  • Andrew-David JahchanAndrew-David Jahchan, 6 years ago

    OSX Yosemite

    0 points
  • Drew AlbinsonDrew Albinson, 6 years ago

    I use OSX at home but am stuck with Windows 7 at work. I can accomplish the same things on both, but my workflow for everything is smoother on OSX.

    0 points
  • Throw Away, 6 years ago


    0 points
  • Eli SladeEli Slade, 6 years ago

    Windows Vista... Jk Jk. I use OSX Yosemite.

    0 points
  • Maciej ZadykowiczMaciej Zadykowicz, 6 years ago

    OS X El Capitan Beta, though I keep a copy of Windows 10 on Bootcamp for the occasional video game.

    0 points
  • Ratik SharmaRatik Sharma, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    Got my first Macbook in September last year and haven't looked back since!

    0 points
  • Calum SmithCalum Smith, 6 years ago

    OSX. I prefer the UI sensibilities, and *NIX is invaluable. Also, Windows insisting on scrolling the frame that has focus is infuriating.

    0 points
  • Ix TechauIx Techau, 6 years ago

    Whatever makes me more productive and happy, in my case OS X.

    0 points
  • Brian FryerBrian Fryer, 6 years ago

    Short Answer: OSX

    Long Answer:

    Before I started doing web design, I vastly preferred Windows versions of Adobe software for design work. Windows applications have access to many more shortcuts than their OSX counterparts enabling me to more work in less time by an order of magnitude.

    However, now-a-days I do the most of my design work in the browser developing static prototypes with HTML/CSS/JS. Since the open source development tools that I use can be difficult to set up on a Windows machine (at least in comparison to OSX), Mac is where I live.

    0 points
  • p k, 6 years ago

    Windows 7. :)

    0 points
  • Yannis SteriotisYannis Steriotis, 6 years ago

    OSX Yosemite

    0 points
  • Renārs VilnisRenārs Vilnis, 6 years ago

    Since my job transferred from Windows to OSX. Love the power of unix in OSX, shortcuts, UI - for working feel way more productive. Still have a Windows 10 machine for gaming and a second OSX(hackintosh).

    0 points
  • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, 6 years ago

    OSX Yosemite

    0 points
  • Ryan ClarkRyan Clark, 6 years ago

    Windows 8.1 (soon 10) running on a MacBook Pro.

    0 points