DEV Community


Discussion on: About Windows for devs

leob profile image
leob • Edited

The shell/terminal traditionally sucks on Windows (I believe it's getting better tho, heard that you can install BASH and it's usable, same for Docker) which would be a big deal for me, a lot of stuff you can't (or couldn't) do from the command line, you have to click through GUIs instead which is annoying ...

And many dev tools (node, npm, languages and so on) are developed first for Linux or OSX, then ported to Windows, so tend to be 'second class' with limitations (some stuff doesn't even run on Windows).

However like I said I do believe the situation on Windows is improving (including MS' ethics/mentality and their CEO) ... only hearsay though, because I haven't used Windows for more than 10 years.