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re: Reasons why I switched to Linux. Full time! VIEW POST

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re: 😄, Nice, But Windows is very user friendly. The UI is very easy to use. Many enterprise uses Windows for development. Does anyone use Linux in work ?
 

This question depends on several things, like the type of firm you work in, the projects you work on and also the region. Most system administrators, networking engineers, devops guyz and cool startups prefers to use Linux as their main OS since it make real sense to develop stuff in a system [local linux] to deploy in the server [server linux].

Do checkout OS like Pop!_OS , Zorin or Linux-mint and tell me how the UI feels.

 

Most system administrators, networking engineers, devops guyz and cool startups prefers to use Linux as their main OS

Says who? As someone said earlier, you would probably benefit a lot from not making as many assumptions about others.

Stack overflow's annual developer survey, which probably is as close as we'll get to the truth, tells a different story:

developer os distribution

They might use windows ...I don't know but more often than not they are SSH into a linux shell. So in some sense they use linux for work more than Windows even though in reality they are stuck in Windows. Do note stackoverflow is not the entirety. And by the way things are turning around.

Thanks for the feedback.

Putty is not Linux Shell. Also Powershell does allow SSH support through WSL if that's what you meant. Windows may not be useful for many reasons but a lot of reasons explained here mostly reiterated or rehashed by recent convertee being sold on typical benefits. In reality the customer to which we are selling the products can't even use Google Spreadsheet properly selling them anything outside Microsoft Office is pain.

It's the way the society is built. That they can't leave without it. By the way I didn't meant putty as such rather all the other services like GCP,HEROKU and everything. You have a point though. But in the start of the article I wrote why it's best for people in the tech domain.

I'm no R programming expert, but just try to run a R script with 10000 print statements in Windows and the same thing in Linux and let me know.

Thanks for you comments

I already have run R and other data science tools on Linux. In fact I am one of the Ubuntu nerds you may find me in comment section. Why ubuntu? Because I find it easy to train Clients to use it compared to say KaliLinux or ArchLinux to a slow Windows user who asks me how to press Print button on New version of Office 2019.

I am in no way anti-linux camp. It's just that lately I have been seeing the "anti windows" articles and the toning has been such that Microsoft is out to get you. That dinosaur age is long gone, Bill gates is retired, all the aged Tech giants who were strong capitalists have been put down by the Communists in tech. Windows has made ammends with Linux and UNIX and hence the WSL birth. The toxic vibe from the Linux to Windows needs to low down is what I feel. That's why I feel the migration from Windows towards Linux should be done on case by case basis and not to put every tom.dick and harry to Linux who will literally struggle in some cases.

My 2 cents.

Hmmm... in some way that is the true. I agree.

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