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Discussion on: Is using Linux really productive?

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Yuri Predborskiy

I'd like to share my view on things. I used to be kind of polarized on this topic, Windows vs Linux, but currently things have settled down dramatically.

Linux is amazing. It has lots of possibilities. Super customize-able. You can fiddle all day long for weeks and months and still have stuff to play around with. You can build anything you want, made specifically for your needs.

At the same time, Windows is simply amazing. It just works, straight out of the box. For a fresh install you may want to fiddle for a bit - install fresh drivers and such, but then it is mostly smooth sailing. And it has a ton of software that works just the same way - you install it, it works.

My preference between the two is rather straightforward:

Let me explain: I need a tool to get the job done. No distractions, no fiddles. I've tried Linux a number of times, it has awesome features, but I always come back to Windows. I just install it, set it up and get the job done.

I've tried Linux a few times but came back to Windows, simply because I know it well and it allows me to just get the job done quickly and efficiently.

For someone else, Linux may be what Windows is for me and they can get the job done faster using Linux. And that's awesome!

In short: OS is just a tool to get the job done. The job is the important part, and I want to do it well and I want to do it fast (enough to meet the deadlines). As long as the tool helps me in that, its great. Use whatever works for you.

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Dhruv garg Author

This sums up everything pretty well.