“Most customers - even graphics professionals - are on PCs,” Maybe by raw numbers, but my question is what is actually produced on Windows graphics programs and at what cost? This last summer I worked on a web project for a friends company, and contractually was required to do the work on Windows 10 at his facility, using Adobe software and the Joomla content management system, which some people seem to worship (more about that later)
I have worked for 4 years in a school system, the last 2 on Windows 10, so I know my way around it. The basic operations regarding files’folders, etc are where it falls apart badly compared to OSX. I dealt with over 300 documents, making text and logo changes to meet vendor brochure requirements, modifying existing documents. NO question that the project took twice as long as it would have taken on OSX due to the fact that every operation required more steps and tweaking around. Adobe is a train wreck, in my opinion.
When you are talking about a large site, over 50 pages because of the numbers of required documents, NO question in my mind that a two month project on my Macs was a 5 month project on the Windows machine (server lag played a part in that, don’t even ask my opinion of working in the "Cloud!!!)
And Joomla thrashing played a part. It is the equivalent of the empty cardboard box that you put the product in, but people seem to think it is the product. Its just a file system, dependent on themes which must be purchased and each one operates differently with respect to Joomla. And each Joomla theme seems to require the purchase of various plug-ins, extensions, modules, which have their own glitches.
I could have done this using Hype for parts of it, yes even complete pages, or one of the several OSX web production apps in far less time.
The point of all this is that yes, I suppose it could be true that there may be more apps for Windows, but after seeing them I now conclude that OSX is by far the most productive. Like there are more virus apps for Windows and we all know the reason for that.
I have in the past even posted on this thread for a pro-Windows option.
Not any more, not after losing my summer to this contract, the only reason I knew it was summer is because it was hot in the parking lot.