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Discussion on: Company switching to Macs, should I switch my job?

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Dhruv

I was a windows fan until I switched to macbook and I am not returning back to windows at all!

My team had a mix of windows laptops and macbooks and we kept encountering things that kept screwing us because of the windows vs mac OS differences. It might sound minor but its a big productivity roadblock where changes work for some members on team and doesn't for others.

If you're working on private repos then everyone switching to macbook would be worth it as you will no longer find those roadblocks.

I feel much more productive with the macbook and the trackpad gestures and many little things that just work.

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anpos231 Author

I totally get you.
But most of our software is built to work on Linux.
Since most of us used Linux in day to day work, we did not have to worry about differences between server OS and dev OS.

New we'll all be switching to Macs and when we asked about the potential differences the answer was "Docker containers".

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Thomas H Jones II

Yeah... While OSX gives a familiar-feeling environment, some of the CLI tooling is ancient enough that people working on Red Hat would chuckle at their decrepitude.

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Dhruv

For windows laptops vs macbook scenario that I described, our main motivation was docker containers too; however I dont think there are such large diffs between linux vs macOS with regards to docker containers for those. (I doubt that due to lack of knowledge between linux and mac on that aspect).

Regardless, I feel productive with macbooks and dont have to worry about performance problems I used to have before where windows laptop cpu kept being high on usage with the fan remaining noisy! Not the case with macbook.