What up players! Its that time of year, and XetoWare will be giving out our subjective opinion on the battle of operating systems! Sounds fun right? We'll see.
So most of us use Windows on our desktop computers? Does that make it the best OS? Maybe. Windows is used over OSX as it is much cheaper, flexible and ultimately has more functionality, freedom and applications. When using OSX, you automatically need to have a Mac device, which will cost you generally in the thousands, whether it is an iMac, Macbook or even the hefty Mac Pro!
But what about mobiles and tablets? This is where things get interesting. Windows does not have the upper hand in mobile and tablet devices as iOS and Android dominates that field. Believe it or not, iOS and Android are actually partially based on the Linux kernal in some shape or form. Does that mean that over 95% of mobile devices run on Linux? Technically, yes. So there you have it Linux fans, you guys are dominating in the mobile niche.
OSX, on the other hand is not a very preferred OS when it comes to handling technical aspects of computing. The only reason why many developers use OSX is the ability to build apps for iOS, which is also ironically based on Linux. Besides XCode, from OSX, we do not see any other reason to use a Macintosh device running OSX other than its aesthetic appeal (we admit, macs and their OSX do look pretty good!).
So there you have it, our opinion on which operating systems are the best/dominant for whichever devices you may use. Windows for desktop, and (Android and iOS) Linux for mobile.