Mac OS vs. Windows

12 Oct 2011 - 4:22am
4 years ago
21 replies

Why do designers prefer Mac instead of Windows

Why do designers prefer a Mac instead of the Windows platform?

Probably it is an old topic but I still need to know. I've read substantial amount of blogs, comparisions and write ups on this topic and most of them says there are no big differences between working on a Mac and working on a Windows based PC. However, as I look for universities and colleges across the US which offers Design degrees, especially Interaction Design and Media Arts, almost all of them ask the student to get their own Mac systems.

So please share your views on this.


24 Feb 2011 - 1:55pm
5 years ago
11 replies

Software/Hardware for UX Designer


We're starting to build the case/need for a UX designer internally; however, I need to provide a list of anticipated software/hardware requirements. Might anyone have any insight as to what items might be basic for a new UX designer? Mac or PC? 


18 Feb 2009 - 5:25am
7 years ago
26 replies

A business case for switching Mac

Hi all,

Currently our UX team are PC-based and use Visio. I would like to move
back to Mac and start using Omnigraffle again.

I have been asked to write a business case for switching. Does anyone
have an suggestions or experience of writing such a case?


30 Aug 2007 - 4:06pm
9 years ago
3 replies
Vishal Subraman...

When Interaction models are a creature of habit (was: What's the best Computer for Designers?)

I made the jump a few months back too and want to address two specific
issues that i hate about the Mac-

Windows management: The Mac offers no way to manage all the windows I
have open. I typically have 3-10 of files open in any given
application and I'm frustrated that they neither appear in the dock
unless I minimize them, nor give me a way to control them other than
scrambling all my open windows.

Closing an application: Why does it keep an application open even when
I've closed all the files.

30 Aug 2007 - 12:51pm
8 years ago
72 replies
Lillian Carrascoza

What's the best Computer for Designers?

I could really use suggestions on the best type of computer to buy for web design.
I'm hesitant about buying an Apple cause most of my site's users are on PCs...
but I could be talked into it.

I was also thinking to get a laptop for easy mobility, but a desktop could be more suited for the job.

What do you like and dislike about your computer?
What would be your dream computer?

Thank you in advance

Lillian Carrascoza

25 Jun 2006 - 9:51am
10 years ago
30 replies
Simon Asselbergs

windows 3.x vs MacOs

There would be so much to say about usability of specific OS'es, then we might need new mailinglist to cover that topic. Why waiste any time about historical facts and ideological quarrels? Let's focus on the perspective of users on usable software products of to day.

4 Nov 2004 - 11:57am
11 years ago
32 replies

are mac users "handicapped" computer users?

Ok -

here's a real bomb of a discussion topic (or subject title at least).

11 May 2004 - 2:51pm
12 years ago
1 reply
Andrew Otwell

Re: what is this, Usenet? Macs vs. all others (was "web design")

>>Mac does *not* have a wide following. It is *not*
>>> successful. It influences the world in a very tiny
>>> way, [...]

> So the Mac might not have a huge market share, but
> (still) has a disproportionate influence.

Interestingly Apple, as opposed to just Macintosh, has an enormous
influence on how technology products are branded and marketed. As a
"lovemark", Apple occupies the unusual position of being a hugely
successful brand without competing at the same level of economic success
as its competitors.

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