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  • Karolis Ramanauskas 3 posts 73 karma points
    May 07, 2016 @ 21:35
    Karolis Ramanauskas

    Best OS for Umbraco development

    Hi guys,

    Front-end developer here who has worked with Umbraco developers in the past and decided to take a plunge himself to learn this amazing CMS!

    Currently, my primary workstation is a MacBook Pro. However, I understand that Umbraco works the best on Windows.

    Now, the question is, what version of Windows would be the best to work with Umbraco? I like Windows 10 UI and overall it seems a good OS.

    However, Microsoft being Microsoft, I am afraid there will be unnecessary problems when developing on it. Thus, would Windows 7 perhaps be a safer choice? Could you advise on the matter? I will go with any platform that's as pain-free as possible and will simply allow the development to get done.


  • Sebastiaan Janssen 4988 posts 15101 karma points MVP admin hq
    May 08, 2016 @ 05:35
    Sebastiaan Janssen

    There's absolutely no problem with Windows 10.

  • Dennis Aaen 4491 posts 18176 karma points admin hq c-trib
    May 08, 2016 @ 08:43
    Dennis Aaen

    Hi Karolis,

    As Sebastiaan says there is no problem running Umbraco on Windows 10. I am running Umbraco on a MacBook Air, using Parallels Desktop

    In Parallels Desktop I using the manally install approach.

    Hope this helps,


  • Karolis Ramanauskas 3 posts 73 karma points
    May 08, 2016 @ 19:10
    Karolis Ramanauskas

    Thanks guys, good to know! :)

  • David Brendel 792 posts 2968 karma points MVP c-trib
    May 08, 2016 @ 21:29
    David Brendel

    Hi Karolis,

    have developed for/with umbraco in windows 7/8/10.

    So use what you like the most.

    Regards David

  • Matthieu Nelmes 102 posts 385 karma points
    May 09, 2016 @ 07:44
    Matthieu Nelmes

    As a fellow Macbook user, I can recommend VMFusion for a Windows environment. I'm sure Parallels has similar functionality that allows you to share folders/desktops which is cool as I can run Sublime and all my usual grunt goodness with OSX for Frontend stuff then switch to VMFusion for any Server-side business.

    Currently running Windows 8 w/ Visual Studio 2015 community IIS 7.5 for localhosting

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