The immanent release of IvyBridge rigs has got me wondering, is there any need to stick with OS X these days? In fact, I need to write a business case for either OS X, Windows 7, or an integrated environment. Money is no object, not if the genuine advantages are there to justify it; [Gobbo voice cut] time is money, friend! [/Gobbo voice cut]
So, adhering tenaciously to plausible/justifiable/credible factoids — and avoiding at all times any fanboidom/flamebaiting — I need the comprehensive pros and cons. I was looking to any possible advantages, either way, in things like:
* 100% POSIX + 100% Unix *and* runs Photoshop
*Latency (for a/v especially)?
*Raw performance (speed)?
*Inbuilt features (e.g.: backup/security)?
*Ease of use, e.g.:
* Universal and easy high ÅSÇÌ chäráctèr shortcuts?
* Automation/workflows? AppleScript, Unix/POSIX
*Plug and play/integration (e.g: a/v peripherals, storgage/output devices)?
*Advantageous platform-specific core technologies (e.g.: Core audio/video, Quartz, Grand Central, ColorSync etc.)?
*Any platform-specific software must-haves?
*Anything else, either way?"