c.d.embrey, I think we are splitting hairs. My point is that whatever you want to call them, creatives, retail photographers, professional retouchers, art students, CanonRumors Members, et al. use systems running Windows more than Apple supporters typically seem to admit. The old conventional wisdom that you have to have a Mac to do serious art or graphics work started to fade several years ago when Apple started using Intel CPUs and Chipsets and Windows released Windows 7 x64. Since then, the operating system that hosts creative software like Photoshop, Lightroom, Photo Mechanic, etc. is irrelevant because both OS's are solid and reliable and the creative software works the same regardless of the computer it is running on.
Creatives use software to edit images, not operating systems. So the OS and the shiny box the software runs on is merely a personal preference. And it's great that we have so many folks out there that are proficient with editing images to look so good while having a choice of systems to run it on. Choice is good!
As I said before, poor reading comprehension
is a BIG problem on the 'net. NO WHERE have I said that Macs are better.
I've just told you about my experience in SoCal dealing with professional retouchers
in my small part of the commercial photo business. And, sorry to say, NONE use Windows. This is just a fact of life, and there is nothing I can do force them switch to RustyTheGeek
's favorite OS
I have no dog in this fight
, I do NO retouching and own NO Adobe products. If my freelance professional retoucher
were to switch to a Windows box, and Abandon All Abobe Products. I'd still use her. But I won't lie and tell you see has switched to Windows, when she hasn't
BTW if I were King of the World, Lunux
would be the only legal operating system
But I'm NOT King of the World, so fell free to use whatever OS makes you happy