[javascript] Best way to detect Mac OS X or Windows computers with JavaScript or jQuery

So I'm trying to move a "close" button to the left side when the user is on Mac and the right side when the user is on PC. Now I'm doing it by examining the user agent, but it can be too easily spoofed for reliable OS detection. Is there a surefire way to detect whether the OS on which the browser is running is Mac OS X or Windows? If not, what's better than user agent sniffing?

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Try this jQuery plugin: http://archive.plugins.jquery.com/project/client-detect

Demo: http://www.stoimen.com/jquery.client.plugin/

This is based on quirksmode BrowserDetect a wrap for jQuery browser/os detection plugin.

For keen readers:

And more code around the plugin resides here: http://www.stoimen.com/jquery.client.plugin/jquery.client.js

It's as simple as that:

function isMacintosh() {
  return navigator.platform.indexOf('Mac') > -1

function isWindows() {
  return navigator.platform.indexOf('Win') > -1

You can do funny things then like:

var isMac = isMacintosh();
var isPC = !isMacintosh();

Let me know if this works. Way to detect an Apple device (Mac computers, iPhones, etc.) with help from StackOverflow.com:
What is the list of possible values for navigator.platform as of today?

var deviceDetect = navigator.platform;
var appleDevicesArr = ['MacIntel', 'MacPPC', 'Mac68K', 'Macintosh', 'iPhone', 
'iPod', 'iPad', 'iPhone Simulator', 'iPod Simulator', 'iPad Simulator', 'Pike 
v7.6 release 92', 'Pike v7.8 release 517'];

// If on Apple device
if(appleDevicesArr.includes(deviceDetect)) {
    // Execute code
// If NOT on Apple device
else {
    // Execute code