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Discussion on: Do you use Linux? Answer for the chance to appear on the DevDiscuss podcast!

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Efrem Rensi

I'm a web developer and I use Arch on one laptop and Pop_OS on another one. My needs are fairly simple. I need a text editor/IDE and a web browser or three. I use my TV or my phone for videos and social media. With Linux I can install only the basic stuff that I need. I can set up pretty much any laptop less than 10 years old with the tools I need to develop in about an hour or less.

I feel like Windows is just way too complicated, because it is meant to be general and work for everyone. The people who need Windows either are hardcore gamers or they have to use Windows-specific software for work or school.