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#1 David Cook

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

Hey

I was wondering on people's opinions of designing on either a mac or PC.

Reason I ask is looking to upgrade my system and stuck in middle of the 2

Thanks


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

Linux for servers

Mac for design

Windows for Solitaire


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:01 AM

I use Mac (OSX) and Microsoft (Win7) and they are just the same, use what you are used to, you can achieve exactly the same things design wise with them both. A lot of designers will side with macs because in the 90's they were defiantly ahead but now its more about status.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:44 AM

agreed with the above, i use both, i ony brought my mac because ive never used one and wanted to get use to the OS incase i got a job where they used macs


#5 MikeChipshop

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

Depends which one you're more comfortable working with as this will affect your efficiency far more than anything else.
Also here's price to factor in.

It doesn't really matter if you have a preference for any particular OS or machine. If you go to work full time for a company and the company is a decent one, then they should have a decent selection of machines for you to choose from. If they haven't then they really need to buck up their ideas.

Also there's lust, which one do you really want?

Edited by MikeChipshop, 12 January 2013 - 09:19 AM.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

Moved to Hardware; this isn't General Chat.

Advice: stick with what you know best. As Mike says, that'll have the most impact on your efficiency.


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

We use both as well as Linux in our office but preferred:
Servers = Linux, CentOS 6.3 64Bit
Design & Development = Mac

We need to use Windows or if on a mac have VirtualPC/BootCamp so we can test problems that our customers maybe getting.


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Posted 16 January 2013 - 12:37 AM

The 3 web agencies I've been to in my time used Macs for development and design. OS X is generally regarded as an OS that suits to that type of work, for whatever reason. Real techies often call it a stupid person's Linux box. Both may be true, but if you don't know OS X at all, don't buy without trying it. You may find it better for Photoshop, but worse for general usage.

One tiny factual benefit for OS X over Windows for web development - it ships with Apache pre-installed. Saves you at least 30 seconds of time installing *AMPP! Totally worth the money ;)


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:04 AM

Saves you at least 30 seconds of time installing *AMPP! Totally worth the money ;)


Why do I get the feeling your hourly would make me wince? :p


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:58 PM

Why do I get the feeling your hourly would make me wince? :p


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Posted 19 January 2013 - 01:35 AM

It really is personal preference. People get in these huge debates based on each side considers the other inferior, which isn't true. Both will work awesome, Windows and OSX are both great operating systems.

I have the most experience with OSX, so I prefer it. But that wouldn't stop me from buying a PC if I felt it was more cost effective.


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Posted 26 October 2014 - 10:20 AM

For design my webdesigner prefer to use Mac OS but I like Windows.

 

I think read designer can design website without any additional software. Some of prefessional web designers use Notepad or Notepad ++.



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 10:48 AM

I can/will design on either - my personal preference is mac to design but I don't mind working with Windows. 

 

For web hosting I always go for Linux/Centos






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