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Discussion on: About Windows for devs

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Martin G. Brown

This question is flawed because it doesn't give any context. The best development environment entirely depends on what you are developing and the tool chain your team chose. If you are a C# dev Linux sucks. If you are a Ruby Dev windows sucks. Etc

Personally I've lived in Visual Studio on Windows for 20 years and have never been unhappy. But I'm a C# guy so it makes sense.

Something interesting to note is that Mac OS can't be run on anything other than Mac hardware without breaking the license agreement. Windows, Android, and Linux can be run on anything. Also Apple force you to have a Mac OS machine to install dev builds on iOS. This means if you want to do cross platform Dev and only have one machine you are forced to have a Mac.

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Vincent Author

yep, it makes sense, good point