Report What version of Mac OS X do you use?

Poll started by lodle with 7,222 votes and 109 comments. Browse the poll archive.

 2%

Pre 10.7 (133 votes)

 1%

10.7 Lion (82 votes)

 2%

10.8 Mountain Lion (155 votes)

 6%

10.9 Maverick (429 votes)

 89%

I dont use Mac OS X (6423 votes)

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lodle Creator
lodle

Trying to work out what versions we should support for Desura.

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cW#Ravenblood

100% non Mac (current one) :p

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Mr.John
Mr.John

Agreed, *** MAC.

Cant justify using MAC for gaming, it is unacceptable.

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xPETA
xPETA

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XD

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Lucífer
Lucífer

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.

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Daemonos
Daemonos

Implying windows doesn't have good graphic design options that compete with snobapple.

DirectX11 please.

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xilefian
xilefian

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.

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Cossack-HD
Cossack-HD

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.

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Scripty
Scripty

Mac is good for only one thing. Work WOrk

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Guest
Guest

Linux guy myself.

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Daemonos
Daemonos

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.

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius

You shouldn't :P

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Martanz
Martanz

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

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei

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!

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Mr.John
Mr.John

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.

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei

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.

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Topzombie
Topzombie

W8 is good if you replace the start menu

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juicytoot
juicytoot

Ive pretty much given up hope that my pre 10.7 mac will get anything. Snow leopard is garbage.

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Guest
Guest

Maverick seems to be the most used

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Maytckis
Maytckis

You don't say!

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Twitwi
Twitwi

I use 10.8 ... On my VM. I use it rarely.

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Seth1466
Seth1466

Windows too good.

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ElfFriend
ElfFriend

Wait Moddb, IndieDB, and Desura users use Mac OS? I'd sooner expect them to use Linux.

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Guest
Guest

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.

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ComradeWinston
ComradeWinston

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.

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Pe†eR-KuN
Pe†eR-KuN

nice...................

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somonels
somonels

Technoilliteracy, status item.

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rocknroll237
rocknroll237

Logic Pro? Certain mac only apps?

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Darklord42
Darklord42

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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.

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Decree
Decree

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'.

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on1ondevelopment
on1ondevelopment

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.

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei

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 accessibility.
-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.

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donnjuann
donnjuann

Yes, because everybody knows girlfriends are **** puppets that you can abuse at any time and then get rid of.

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~X~
~X~

absolutely true.

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TheNodCommander
TheNodCommander

Screw Mac/OSX and give me a user-friendly Linux dist. and I'll use it just as much as I use Windows 7!

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Templarfreak
Templarfreak

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Zorin. xD

Pretty much just Windows 7 but free.

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zgrillo2004
zgrillo2004

who the **** wants to use a Mac. they a **** compared to windows.

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EclipseStardestroyer
EclipseStardestroyer

NO MAC! WINDOWS 7 FTW!

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lightsaber34
lightsaber34

Really moddb?REALLY?

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amkdude
amkdude

they are looking to find what versions t osupport on desura

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Holtmart
Holtmart

People who use mac for gaming shuld be shot. in fact anyone who uses mac should be shot.

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KrustiClawn
KrustiClawn

Anyone that says people should be shot should be shot.

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Magic Panda
Magic Panda

/This.

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Cossack-HD
Cossack-HD

You'll be shot because you said "Anyone that says people should be shot should be shot.", yah, and I will be shot too :(

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KrustiClawn
KrustiClawn

Cossack-HD pls

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TheReaper1
TheReaper1

Guess everyone here will be shot, including me xD.

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KnightofEquulei
KnightofEquulei

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...

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~X~
~X~

Other disposal methods are fine too. )

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ShadowFear
ShadowFear

It's November 1st you guys got the wrong month.

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Knez
Knez

I dont use MAC OS X,Windows RULES

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