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Bishwas Bhandari
Bishwas Bhandari

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Are you a Mac, Windows or Linux user?

Are you a Mac, Windows or Linux user?

Me: #Linux ❤️‍🔥

Ubuntu Users vs Windows vs Linux users Vote Now!!

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Carlos Rangel

I used to learn programming in Windows but then I started The Odin Project and they recommend to use Ubuntu so I installed it in an old laptop and now I learn JavaScript in this machine :), I really like the experience

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Bishwas Bhandari Author

Specially, the flexibility and smoothness is too good!

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Bishwas Bhandari Author

I am a Ubuntu/Debia user for 4 years, what about you bro?

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Bishwas Bhandari Author

Yes brother, Ubuntu is really a great operating system!

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Joe Sweeney

I've been a happy Linux (Pop!_OS) user for almost two years and it's my primary OS now. Before that, I mostly used a Mac. I dual-boot into Windows sometimes for gaming.

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Bishwas Bhandari Author

Yeah, Linux lacks gaming resources, softwares, games stores.

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Alex Lohr

The first OS I remember using was CP/M+; after a few years, I switched to different versions of DOS. I tried Windows 1.0 for a week and dismissed it. Windows 3.0 was the first version I kept longer than a week and Windows 3.11 for Workgroups replaced DOS for me entirely - but not for too long: a friend have me a CD with a new OS called Linux, or more precise DLD 1.0, the first German distribution. After working out a few issues with my hardware, this soon became my daily driver, later to be replaced by a newer German distribution called SuSe. Then I went to university and tried Debian, Linux from scratch and Gentoo.

A later employment meant I had to use Windows 7 at work. Since I had less time, I moved to Ubuntu on my personal box. My employer switched to Windows 10, but soon after, I switched my job and the new one allowed me to run Linux on my work laptop.

After some nagging issues with systemd in Ubuntu, I looked for a distro without it; arch linux or void linux were on my list to be tested. I first tested the latter and was positively surprised. So that's what I use right now.

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Bishwas Bhandari Author

I am a Ubuntu/Debia user for 4 years, what about you?

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Bishwas Bhandari Author

That's great!

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Bishwas Bhandari Author

Btw, I use Ubuntu!

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Pandademic

I use all 3:

  • I mostly use arch for the actually hard work , except on my pi

  • I use a mac for research

  • for the quick and dirty stuff , like a trivial patch to a project, I use windows , mainly since its waiting on my laptop.

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official_dulin • Edited on

I am an all platform user.

Linux - Docker, Cloud Compute machine
MacOS: Coding, working
Windows: Game, entertainment

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Bishwas Bhandari Author

Wow, that's cool. But I need to work harder to be like you.

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Joshwa Facistol

Windows for work and Linux for home.

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Jhohannes

I use windows but I love linux

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Gamerseo

It is different in our company, but the division is rather equal.

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tq-bit • Edited on

I use all three of them by now.

  • Linux for development & note taking
  • Mac for work (dev + office)
  • Windows for personal organisation / budget / office suite / gaming

My muscle memory often gets confused though.

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Luke Shiru

Yes

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Luke Shiru

Jokes aside: I have a ultra portable laptop with Manjaro on it to code on the go, a MacBook Pro that I usually use to code at home and a Windows Laptop for gaming.

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Matthew Terrence

lol I was coming in to give the same answer. Windows at my day job and both Mac and Linux on my personal devices.

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Jan Küster

I never knew about Linux or Mac but when I came to university in 2007 I first got in touch with Fedora and Debian. That was such a different experience. I then started to use Ubuntu and derivatives for development and all my other things (besides Gaming) in 2010. Since 2016 I stay with Xubuntu as I love the lightweight and modularity of the xfce while at the same time get the benefits of Ubuntu's ability to integrate with so many tools and programs. At work I use Mac and it's a great experience to get into the zone but installing tools or debugging issues on OS level is sometimes hard and as not as fluent as with Ubuntu.

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Mustafif

I use Linux mainly, but I also have a Windows Laptop with WSL2 installed. I prefer Linux for programming, Windows makes installing packages so extra, but for me specifically, I tend to prefer Debian distros because of the familiarity.

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gjorgivarelov

RHEL 8 for development, Mac for personal computing, switching between the two via SSH tuneling/remote desktop/Cockpit. I often end up writing code on the Red Hat server via remote connection from my Mac because... quality of screen.

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José Aponte

Windows User. I've used Linux for many years, but I got tired of fixing a lot of incompatible things. I'm also a gamer, so that's another reason I switched to Windows.

While Linux gives you freedom in many aspects, you have to invest time and effort to configure things. Also, All my development work can be done on Windows. In the end, I was using Linux "for fun".

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ssherlock

Windows at work, Linux (Ubuntu) at home. Windows 10 is the nicest Windows I've used but I still prefer Linux (as, once setup, you just forget you even have an operating system, which leaves you to just get on with stuff)

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Tim

Fedora on my main self-built home workstation for programming

MacBook Pro running Linux Mint 20.x for connecting remotely to my Windows 10 desktop at the office

MacBook Air, running MacOS and collecting dust now that the Fedora machine is up and running to my liking

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Agik Setiawan

Fedora user here

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tt-bb

I'm a mutliplatform user!

At work (System Administrator), I'm a CentOS and Debian user.
At home, I'm mostly a macOS aficionado but for fun (and for challenge ahah), I program sometimes under Windows 10. ;)

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Lou Willoughby

Apple for everything 👏🏻

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Faisal Amin

Currently I'm Windows user but will switch to Mac.
Being Frontend Developer, in think Mac is best choice for me! Right ?

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Matthieu Rolland

It's a great choice... But nowadays any OS would do to be honest.
Let's say that for web development mac os is better out of the box

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Locky Keaney

Most of my coding is done on my work Mac Book Pro (16" from 2019, not the greatest but fine for now), but thinking of a M1 MacBook Air for my own stuff, or a Framework laptop if they come to Australia soon.

PC for gaming.

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Anibal

Team #Linux ! maybe Mac, but never win(bluescreen)dows .

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Timothy Foster

All of the above ( :

  • Macbook laptop for development
  • Windows for games and artwork
  • And I retrofitted my old college computer with Linux for random servers
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Théo Billardey • Edited on

Im an Ubuntu enjoyer with dual-boot on Windows for games only. Linux is such a great environment for programming.

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Shimron

Windows turned MacOS user. And I love it here in Mac, NGL.

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fanioz

Daily Windows user, if I need to use Linux commands, there was WSL available to spin

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M.Fahad Imtiaz

Linux

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Richard Guay

I use the MacBook Pro M1 system with a Ubuntu on virtualization. Not many Linux distros are runnable on the M1 chip.

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Makar

Linux!

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KennyKanp

I’m using windows, but for my projects using WSL

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Red Ochsenbein

Yes

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Anass Boutaline

A Linux user of course, i've Windows installed on one of my computers for some design work, but my main operating system is ubuntu, i use fedora from time to time but it's not stable as ubuntu is

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Efraim Jerszurki

Linux and Windows, I need to use photoshop on a daily basis, so I have to keep a laptop with win 11

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sourceKing

Used to be windows user and lover as my first machine for coding, today I'm a mac user and can't go back ✅

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Artem Verbitski

Here is in what I believe

  • Mac - If you have money
  • Windows - If you have patience
  • Linux - If you have skill
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Jonas Petri

I use Windows. I’ve used it about as long as I’ve used a computer, so I know how to use it pretty well.

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Tawhid

I use Arch btw

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Manoel Estevam Neto

Linux

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moutafatin1

Windows and my development environment is on Wsl

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Flasf

Windows

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Andrianasolomalala Samuël Ruffin

I'm a linux User
I'm using Artix Linux with runit as init system
and I'm using bspwm as a window manager
Dotfiles : github.com/neoryans/dotfiles-bspwm

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Jon Randy

MacBook Pro for work, Linux for home

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Waleedh Nihal Ahmed

Windows

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Awais Abbas

Just shifted to mac recently from Windows....and its a game changer ✨

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timeofmei

Macbook Air M1

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Williamknow90

Only windows in my heart xD

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Bervianto Leo Pratama

I use Windows & Linux. But, for my daily basis, I will choose Linux.

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Nilottam724

I was a Windows & Linux user at the same time, switched to the MacBook air m1 and I'm loving itttt ❤❤❤

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EdvinasOak

Yes