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Discussion on: Is using Linux really productive?

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Bernard Igiri

I've been 100% Linux since 2010. There was a learning curve, but these days I find it takes me longer to fix my wife's Windows 10 problems than anything I have encountered on Linux or Mac. Being able to script things and have such convenient access to CLI tools have greatly increased my productivity as a developer. I feel much more self reliant using Linux as I know how everything works and there aren't any secrets that I can't just look up and hack on.

Additionally, it runs faster on everything using less CPU and RAM so I can focusing on compiling and running VM's.

The one area that still frustrates are graphics drivers and sometimes printing. Although HPLIP has been working a lot better for me in the past 2 years.