I was wondering if anyone has had the opportunity to run InDesign CC 2014 on a Mac AND on Windows, and which one is better overall. I've noticed that it seems to take much longer to open a book file on Windows, but it takes less time to run a script (not normal operating procedure, I know). I notice other differences but I haven't used it much on Windows, so I'd like some opinions. My department is using Macs right now (OS 10.8.5) but we're connected to Windows servers and have had major problems searching the servers from the Macs, so I'm trying to decide whether or not to switch to Windows 7 running in Boot Camp.
Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
I’m running it on both here. They’re identical on quality hardware.
And forget Windows 7. It’s yesterday’s news. Windows 8.1 is great and 10 looks even better.
Windows 8 isn't very business-friendly, though. I'm waiting to see how stable 10 is before I commit to it.
When you say "quality" hardware, you mean a Windows PC that costs more than $1,000, correct?
Correct. You get what you pay for.
I can tell you that running InDesign CC2014 on my MacBook Air is identical in every way to running it on the same machine under bootcamp with Windows 10.
On my desktop running 8.1 with 16 GB or RAM an i7 processor and an SSD it’s quite speedy.
Hope that helps.