I’ve been enjoying Windows 10 quite a bit, though it’s just small quality of life improvements over 8.1, 8.0 or 7 that make it better. Windows 7 was 95% of the way there. Now, if Microsoft could steal Apple’s much more cohesive implementation of Apple ID for the Microsoft Account, it’d be easier to set up or maintain multiple Windows computers.
That said, I’m really enjoying where macOS is. Again, it’s been small quality of life improvements in High Sierra over Sierra over El Capitan. Again I’d say that Yosemite was 95% of the way there. Not a big fan of the latest changes to Disk Utility, but I guess we just can’t have it all…
And really, that’s where we’re at. Both Windows and macOS are mature operating systems and both work well.
I miss the skeuomorphic era of macOS (and iOS as well), I think it is where their attention to detail really shows. In the all-flat era, it doesn’t really stand out over Windows, or Android for that matter.
Well i hated the skeumorph things in iOS. And iOS is way better with the current flat theme it is now using. Same gois with Android.
Before the material design was introduced and implemented, Android was design mess and nobody knew how to design apps that would look consistent with the OS etc etc. Even Google changed the looks of Android from 2.x → 4.x many times. Thinsg are lot better now and OEMs have been materializing their UIs the last few years. There are still few bad apples (pun intended) but its like a different world now.
But even if I will be using Windows 10 for the foreseeable future, there is a slight change that iPhone X will be at my pocket too
I agree on Android, it was a design mess. It probably still is, with some apps sticking to Holo design, or a weird mish-mash between Holo and Material. But things look much different from the other side. Take the cover flow feature, for example, or the calendar app.
Here’s what iOS used to look like on an iPad, and look at how far they are taking the skeumorphism down to the smallest detail. That’s not as extreme on macOS, but you can see its there.
I use Windows 10 most; but that doesn’t make it my favorite. It has software that I need, etc. But it’s not ‘fun’ for me. Linux is fun. I love the blend of window and command line in using linux. I enjoy playing with and exploring new distros. But they don’t help me get my work done very often. I do have to give functional credit, though, that I was so tired of Windows 7 that for almost a year before the Win 10 upgrade I used Ubuntu as my daily driver OS.