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Discussion on: Linux Vs Windows - Why Linux Is Better For Programming & Web Dev (A newbie experience)

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I also agree that "absolutely no downside" is too extreme, is hard to find a valid "absolute" thing. Said that

I just want it to work

that's one of the reasons why I use Linux instead of Windows, I don't want to look for drivers, research about antivirus, spend hours looking for a way to stop auto updates that take over my system and how to avoid Windows installing apps without consulting me. How to minimize how much data is stealing from me. And to have to reinstall periodically when the system starts to get sluggish, that to me is a waste of my time. And just let me add some other things that I consider a waste of time: having to update my SW program by program, having to google sw, download and then install it, the need of reconfigure everything everytime I install the OS, dealing with license keys that have to be re-validated with new PCs and having less than stellar keybindings support. And the ungodly amounts of HW resources it consumes, OMG, and you can't even install a different GUI for your OS. :|

Of course Linux has it's own downsides: HW and some SW compatibility. In my case I buy the HW accordingly, just how I buy microwave friendly dishes to put in my microwave and a CPU compatible with my motherboard, I look for HW with good Linux support, which nowadays are almost everything.

And I don't use any non-Linux SW, but if you need one of those, you're out of luck.

Gaming is getting much better, really fast tho :D

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Hi Robertorojasr,
Thank you for your comment. I have edited the post :)