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I'm not sure that OSX is not slower than Win 7 - it has a lot of eye candy, and Win 7 is actually a pretty decent operating system.
The reason for the video editing performance is that HD4000 is heavily optimised for doing video editing, as long as the software is compiled to use the Quicksync extensions. OSX and FCP support the extensions, thus speeding things up. I believe several applications are also available for Windows that use Quicksync.
I think we should probably lay off the Apple-PC conflict here. There are good reasons to choose either ecosystem, which is why both are very successful. It would be nice if we could all accept that truth and move on.
In my opinion OSX is more 'fluid' in its use. I use both platforms extensively (and on the same machine). I have as many annoyances and frustrations with both. However I still get those random pauses while windows is doing something and I don't get them with MacOs. However the gap has closed significantly since Windows 7, I also feel that PS is snappier under win. I have yet to try win8 in anger. I have seen no significant difference with LR on either platform.
To be honest I have been immersed in MacOS now for about 5 years and cant be arsed to change and that is about the biggest reason. This whole idea that PC's are better than mac's really is BS now, they are getting so close together.
I used to be hardcore PC, now I don't really care.
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