Originally Posted by JoeHerman
It's pretty much equivalent if you ask me. There are folders and a place to save your stuff and a search function to find it later. What else do you need?
In windows, navigate to a folder, let's say on a network, that is full of uncompressed Quicktime movies. Now quickly pop them up to check them, let's say 20 or 30 of them to find the right version of a shot or whatever. Let me know how that goes because on the Mac, select a file, preview pops up to the right correctly, I hit the space bar and a full res version pops up and plays through smooth as butter. I can go through the 20-30 movies fluidly, find the shot, mark it, encode to H264 in a matter of less than a minute.
Seriously, try this in Windows. Train wreck.
Win 8 does nothing to assist either. I was very hopeful, but beta shows no improvement here at all. Part of this is because Quicktime on Windows is old and Apple hasn't updated it in forever, but Quicktime is still the standard (on every project I have worked, and I have worked on some fairly big ones) so it kind of doesn't matter why the experience sucks in Windows, it still sucks.
Not to mention viruses and malware. Maybe they will increase for the Mac, but I have 28 years of never having had to worry about viruses/malware/crapware/bloatware.
I could absolutely go on, (absurdly smooth multitasking while rendering full bore in the background anyone?) but I hope you get the point.