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MoonOwl
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What is the point of using either Windows or macOS instead of GNU for development these days if you are neither an enterprise developer nor a visual designer?

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    Id you are using C#?
  • 6
    Some people are accustomed to using such OSs
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    @Codex404 Outside of enterprise development I have witnessed .NET Core becoming more common for .NET development. With .NET Core your builds are more likely than with Mono or .NET Standard to be compatible with multiple operating systems.
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    @Gregozor2121 I'm referring for use within the four daily hours of actual development that developers engage in
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    Because i dont want to
  • 12
    @MoonOwl because devs also browse internet to rest between developing, or do something else other than looking at h4xx0r screen
  • 1
    @devTea Fair but that makes it sound like Firefox and Chromium-based browsers are only available on Windows and macOS. Even Spotify has a client they avail as a snap package.
  • 9
    What's wrong with using whatever OS you're already using? Nobody got time to spin up a VM or install a Linux distro.
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    What’s the point? Fucking hardware and driver support is key.

    Without that, I have a brick for a laptop, so until Linux matures enough to be a real competitor, then I’ll stick to this piece of shit windows.
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    I only use it at work,
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    @C0D4 Thats on you as a buyer though, plenty of vendors have certified or atleast OEM supported hardware.

    If you buy a windows laptop from a crap windows OEM then you really shouldn't expect it to work with any other OS out of the box (The fact that it often does anyway is nice though).
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    @MoonOwl than still: games (development)
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    @ItsNotMyFault if I wanted to limit my purchases, I would buy a MacBook.
  • 9
    When I'm developing, I don't want to also have to debug my OS, I just want something that works. And yeah that's why I use macOS
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    Company policy...
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    @Codex404 Good point about game development!
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    I mostly use linux at work. When i'm developing for iOS i use a mac and xcode but that's about it.
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    @ItsNotMyFault And if I want a non crappy laptop I buy Surface Book, and gimping pen/touch support just so I can use linux would be stupid.
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    @plttn pretty much all high end mobile workstations have linux support these days (heck, i can't even find a non apple mobile ws with >=32GB ram that isn't certified for RHEL or SLES)
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    @ItsNotMyFault archlinux wiki "what doesn't work on Surface Book 2": Cameras

    "What has bugs":
    keyboard base
    hibernation only works if touchscreen disabled

    That's all dealbreaker for me.
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    @plttn arch is for kids. 🤐 Use bsd for proper experience.
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    @plttn The surface book 2 isn't really a ws though, its more of a toy.
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