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Pre 10.7 (133 votes)
10.7 Lion (82 votes)
10.8 Mountain Lion (155 votes)
10.9 Maverick (429 votes)
I dont use Mac OS X (6423 votes)
Trying to work out what versions we should support for Desura.
100% non Mac (current one) :p
Agreed, *** MAC.
Cant justify using MAC for gaming, it is unacceptable.
Eh, for graphic design though, if its an artists/creators preferences, it ain't so bad considering GD is part of the whole mod/game making scene.
To actually play games on a Mac is ill-advised nonetheless.
Implying windows doesn't have good graphic design options that compete with snobapple.
The thing is, the more we assist with accessing games on more platforms the more people play games on those platforms then the more traffic to modding websites and game development website from those people, just flat out ignoring a platform because of ~9% usage on a PC dominated website isn't smart, it's worth looking into and then judging where growth could happen.
As for Mac as a platform, more and more game development studios are using them now and I can't name a single studio I haven't worked at that didn't have a Mac in use as a development machine, xcode is a very powerful IDE and the tools is brings blows most choices out of the water, so Mac is a healthy place for code analysis and security testing.
C'mon, if you'll support MAC and it will grow, some stuff may split to different platforms.
I don't want to have MAC and WIN in that case.
Mac is good for only one thing. Work WOrk
Linux guy myself.
Linux is a possible future for gaming, according at least to Valve and its upcoming steambox.
As long as we don't get bloated amazonware ubuntu as the only distro choice, we'll be good.
You shouldn't :P
I had a mac before, that I got from school. The lack of gaming support drags the OS down. Sure the computers are overpriced but the OS ain't so bad. But still I'm a windows guy
Meanwhile on Gamespot...
"PS4 is better!
No! Xbone is better!"
Obviously the Windows is the best for gaming (as well as being the best OS on the market) but all the hatred here directed at the MAC and MAC users smells of the fanboyism that console gamers display towards one another.
This exists in the Windows department too. I've seen people arguing that XP is the best for gaming and that Windows 7 (while good in their eyes) doesn't match. Don't know about that but I know that Windows 8 sucks!
Windows 8 GUI suck, but they've made innovation that helps performance and improves gaming. As with MAC, yes it's good for designing and graphical stuff, but mostly to do with videos and images as it was designed for.
It can be a powerfull tool, but games aren't made for Macs. As said by others they are overpriced and probably less than 10% of the gaming market, which is a consideration for developers if they wish to spend time porting to a minority.
I can't say I am for exclusives but on the console side it is unforgivable since a port is basically fitting it to the other side of buttons from my point-of-view but porting from console to PC is a bad practice. Porting from PC to Mac is not a priority since they probably have a console you can port to and they can get it anyway.
Linux is another side because it is a pure optimized but different framework. There are applications that make windows apps working so thats a workaround, and there is even less Linux users, allthough Linux has a great deal of good quality OS.
Microsoft also owns about 50% of apple anyway, so you are essentially buying a MS product, might aswell buy the better and cheaper one called PC.
Try playing the Battle For Middle Earth series on Windows 8 or getting Arcanum to run without staggering. Windows 8 is poor for many older games whereas its predecessor worked fine with most of them.
W8 is good if you replace the start menu
Ive pretty much given up hope that my pre 10.7 mac will get anything. Snow leopard is garbage.
Maverick seems to be the most used
You don't say!
I use 10.8 ... On my VM. I use it rarely.
Windows too good.
Wait Moddb, IndieDB, and Desura users use Mac OS? I'd sooner expect them to use Linux.
Steam on Mac is garbage, less games than even Linux now I believe what with the recent steambox push. Us Linux guys used to use Desura before valve came onboard. Not surprising that Mac folks are using it now too.
Which delusional bastard child of a midget... what insane gamer would waste so much money on **** hardware, on a **** OS that is practically as restrictive as a console's OS minus the video games?
You can edit videos on a PC.
You can get Photoshop on a PC.
And you can look up porn on a PC.
There is no justifiable reason to get a Mac.
None. Zero. Nil. Nada. Zilch. Nothing.
Technoilliteracy, status item.
Logic Pro? Certain mac only apps?
You can edit videos on a PC but Apple's Final Cut is an industry standard. For music Pro Tools works on windows just fine, but most music producers I know use apple hardware anyway. Also Apple's Logic Pro is becoming quite common.
Audio and video is industry standard on Mac, as Darklord42 said. You do not have to take this matter so seriously, especially when you are wrong about your 'justifiable reason'.
The only reason I would buy a Macintosh would be to show other people that I can afford a bloody Macintosh, but for that money you could buy a very decent PC that can run all the latest games at ultra settings for at least 3 years ahead.
I'm pretty sure you can look up porn on anything with an internet connection that allows you to view media. So that's hardly a benefit of having a PC.
(Besides, porn is pretty irrelevant if you have a girlfriend or a low sex drive)
I would defend Windows with:
-Better and easier to use programs that are used within businesses, schools and other organizations.
-Better compatibility with older programs.
-Able to run much more software than other OS's.
-The best OS for gaming.
-Better specs on Windows despite being lower-price. For instance, a £800 PC will often have a better video card and processor than a £1,300 MAC.
Yes, because everybody knows girlfriends are **** puppets that you can abuse at any time and then get rid of.
Screw Mac/OSX and give me a user-friendly Linux dist. and I'll use it just as much as I use Windows 7!
Pretty much just Windows 7 but free.
who the **** wants to use a Mac. they a **** compared to windows.
NO MAC! WINDOWS 7 FTW!
they are looking to find what versions t osupport on desura
People who use mac for gaming shuld be shot. in fact anyone who uses mac should be shot.
Anyone that says people should be shot should be shot.
You'll be shot because you said "Anyone that says people should be shot should be shot.", yah, and I will be shot too :(
Guess everyone here will be shot, including me xD.
An eye for an eye Cossack!
Holtmart (being the perpetrator of the crime first) gets shot to prevent further killing sprees on his part. He's the murderer, Kaernk is the killer for the greater good (like Dexter).
There must be some benefit of using a MAC that makes people decide to use one over a Windows (although, I've never used one so I can't say). They're hardly an "inferior" race for using one.
Seriously guys, this is "OS Wars" correct? The hatred here is even worst than the hatred in the console wars...
Other disposal methods are fine too. )
It's November 1st you guys got the wrong month.
I dont use MAC OS X,Windows RULES
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