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Discussion on: Linux VS Windows 10 - An Honest Comparison

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I have been writing software for 20+ years professionally. I use Windows as my main OS. Windows has better compilers than Linux for embedded development and better IDEs in my experience. Yes they are expensive, but in the "life and limb" type industry I am a part of, this is a small price to pay for the needed features. Less restrictive industries may be able to get away with Linux for dev work, however. Let me be clear though that Linux is a good environment to deploy to given its modular design and wide adoption by iot manufacturers. I am merely talking about a development platform.