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Discussion of the Week - v7

In this weekly roundup, we highlight what we believe to be the most thoughtful, helpful, and/or interesting discussion over the past week! Though we are strong believers in healthy and respectful debate, we typically try to choose discussions that are positive in nature and avoid those that are overly contentious.

Any folks whose articles we feature here will be rewarded with our Discussion of the Week badge. ✨

The Discussion of the Week badge. It includes a roll of thread inside a speech bubble. The thread is a reference to comment threads.

Now that y'all understand the flow, let's go! 🏃💨

The Discussion of the Week

Give it up for Jordan (@jordantylerburchett) for getting folks talking about their fave OSes with "What is your favorite operating system?":

Classic question! Hey, oftentimes, it's the straightforward discussion topics like this one that really gets folks talking.

Take a look through the comments section and you'll see a whole plethora of operating systems being shouted out: MacOS Snow Leopard, Arch Linux, Alpine Linux, Ubuntu, openSUSE, Windows 10, Windows XP, AmigaOS, TempleOS... the list goes on and on. But don't just listen to me list off the OSes — where's the fun in that? Ya gotta hop into the post and check out the comments section to hear folks' reasonings and preferences for different situations.

Also, since Jordan was being humble and only mentioned the OS they created once in the comments, I figured I'd toot the horn for them and point y'all to RefreshOS. Gotta respect an OS creator doing their community research! ✊

What are your picks?

The DEV Community is particularly special because of the kind, thoughtful, helpful, and entertaining discussions happening between community members. As such, we want to encourage folks to participate in discussions and reward those who are initiating or taking part in conversations across the community. After all, a community is made possible by the people interacting inside it.

There are loads of great discussions floating about in this community. This is just the one we chose to highlight. 🙂

I urge you all to share your favorite discussion of the past week below in the comments. And if you're up for it, give the author an @mention — it'll probably make 'em feel good. 💚

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