% of time in OS X vs other OS

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by pseudoware, Jan 2, 2016.

  1. pseudoware macrumors member


    Dec 20, 2015
    An informal survey, just out of curiosity.

    On your Mac, what % of your time is spent on Windows, Linux, whatever vs OS X?

    During work, I'm ~80% Windows 10.
    Personal time, 95% OS X.

    I run W10 in a VM exclusively for work. During "me" time, I try to avoid starting that up.

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  2. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2014
  3. Mikael H macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2014
    At work: Almost 100% OS X, but I spend a lot of time on Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and different (often Linux based) appliances via RDP, SSH and various web interfaces.
    At home: Gaming: GNU/Linux. Work and most casual surfing: OS X and iOS. Then I have some servers and appliances on various distributions of GNU/Linux and FreeBSD-derivatives.
  4. ajay96 macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2013
    I would say that I am 50-50. I use OS X when at home, but If i'm in college, I use Windows.
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    With my iMac, I'm 90% in OS X and 10% in Windows.
    On my Surface Pro 3, its 100% in windows :p

    Seriously, though with the iMac, I find myself to be in OS X most of the time, before getting my iMac in November, I was probably in windows 75% of the time and OS X 25%.
  6. Erdbeertorte Suspended

    May 20, 2015
    If I don't count testing a few Linux distributions in live mode, it's 100% OS X.

    I have a Windows 8.1 VM in Parallels just because of a VPN client and Remote Desktop. I needed it only for about an hour every month and there was no way to do it with OS X. I tried everything. Gladly I don't need it anymore now.
  7. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    If I count my time at work, then predominately my OS time is in Windows. I recently purchased a Windows 10 PC for at home and now I spend more time on Windows there too, than OS X. I use my MBP more casually these days when I'm in front of the TV.
  8. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2004
    Cape Cod
    Windows is a vexation to the spirit. I used to live in Linux, but nowadays it's almost all OS X.
  9. pam14160 macrumors newbie


    Jan 5, 2016
    I basically split the difference by half. . .enjoy using both. . .:)
  10. Algus macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2014
    I have bootcamp installed for gaming. If I've got something I'm playing, I might stay in Windows for weeks at a time. Before I installed my SSD boot times took long enough that I didn't really want to switch but with my new drive, switching is a matter of seconds so I'll jump back and forth to do anything besides light web browsing.

    My Macbook does not have bootcamp and I keep it in OS X 100% of the time so even if I'm in Windows, I have OS X at hand. I guess technically the means OS X 100% Windows 40% ?
  11. Crazy Badger macrumors 65816

    Crazy Badger

    Apr 1, 2008
    As a contractor, it's hard to give a percentage for work as it depends to some extent on the client I'm working for. My last role the client wanted me to use a PC on their network so I spent almost 100% of the time using Windows 7. Did a few things on my MBA, but not much. Other clients expect me to use my own equipment, and in that case I'll be using the MBA but probably spending a little time in a Windows 10 VM through VMware Fusion and occasionally through Bootcamp.

    At home, everyone is connecting to everything through OSX or iOS but I have a server running FreeNAS with a number of jails including one for VirtualBox running a Windows 10 VM 24x7 and various test VMs running various Linux distros and FreeBSD.
  12. e93to macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2015
    100% OS X for personal, school and work. I would love to have Windows 7 or 10 to play games, but it costs $$$.

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