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So what say guys, switch to linux forever, and bye bye windows?.

Or is there anything i should know before i do this?.
Things i cannot do in linux?

Googled a lot, still confused.Help?
(Using Arch, seems all fine)

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    There are some windows only games/apps that won't run or won't run well in Linux but other than that you can do everything with it. (and there are plenty of dev things that are easier to do with linux (although windows has gotten a lot better recently).

    Personally i run OS X(iOS stuff is hard to do with any other OS) and Linux(Debian) on my work laptop (MBP) and Windows on my personal one(asus), + 1 windows desktop and 1 linux server(also debian) at home.

    only problem i get is when i have to maintain legacy .net code at work (i use teamviewer to my windows desktop for that shit, new .net code isn't a problem since .net core runs great in linux)
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    wine cant save u all the time, some program just wont work and the worst is u need that program but it only available on windows. The nightmare is that if its linux port is so terrible, u have to find alternative or u cant use alternative cuz in some case u need that specific program - -
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    ps. if ur personal life dont depend on ms side anymore, it should be fine xD
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    @ItsNotMyFault @CSaratakij Thats indeed helpful, What about programming...can i program in C++, python(obiviously), java( android apps) and some web development too.
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    arch for starting could be overwhelming (but is fast way to learn) so most prefer manjaro or Antergos both are arch variant latter is gaining lot of popularity now a days i personally use solus and is really good, Ubuntu, mint are crap thank god u decided to rise above that. best of luck.
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    @cy3erg33k yes u can 👍
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    @cy3erg33k Totally, I program in C++, web and android without problem.
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    On the programming side of things, Linux is great. It has a great build-in package manager on every distro, is very light and runs on everyting. The only downside is that gaming is impossible in some cases and you might have to switch programs if you're used to Notepad++, DevC++ or CodeBlocks.
    Also it can't do iOS apps, but only Macs can do it anyway.
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    You will have problem if you want to deal with microsoft stuff like Office.
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    If I'm using windows, I'm gaming or do stuff with IE only things.
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    @cy3erg33k Most server side programming languages are easier to use with Linux than they are with windows imho (things like python and gcc/g++ tend to be pre-installed and the package managers make it easy to pull in anything else you need), .Net used to be an exception but with .Net Core it isn't an issue anymore (Microsoft have done an amazing job there).

    For native GUI apps i would recommend staying very far away from X11 (that API is horrible) and instead go with something a bit more sane like QT.

    If you want great IDEs go with jetbrains (They have great cross platform IDEs for the more popular languages)
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    Doing software development on Linux since 2008, am rebooting to Windows for games only.
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    While programming, I prefer Linux mostly because of terminal, free os and personal preference.

    If you are worried about what kind of programming you can do on Linux, almost everything. I don't think it's possible to compile apps for iOS but everything else is possible.
    Python comes with Ubuntu (which is the most popular desktop Linux). GCC is available in the repositories. Also Node, PHP, Go, Ruby and almost everything else.

    Photoshop is not available on Linux. There is Gimp and as far as I needed it, it didn't give out.

    A lot of game engines are not available and running them on Wine doesn't always make you feel good.

    There are several hundred apps on windows not available on Linux. There is Wine which tries to run them and does a better job every update. There are alternatives too so you don't need to worry.

    In Linux you are able to customize almost every thing which is really nice.

    Get your hands dirty and get a live version. See if you like it without installing it.
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    @Condor steam has a lot of games for Linux and you can run a lot of games on Wine. Not all of them though.
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    @manox14 i was actually considering ubuntu as its sort of windows like, gotta admit, arch is pretty amaze balls but i dont have a lot of time on my hands.
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    @edwrodrig Never have i ever used office till date, so might not be a problem, thank you for your response :)
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    @mpourismaiel As im typing this comment, im fixing my partitions on Gparted, live boot. xD.
    I dont make games or play them for that matter.
    Imma go ahead and do this.Thank you for your response. :)
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    @mpourismaiel Its allright, i dont game much. :).
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