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jules manson • Edited

I am primarily a Windows user but I do occasionally go on mac or whatever they are called these days. I never understood why some people gravitate toward linux systems. From my point of view I like windows because it is familiar, it is now very stable. 10 never crashed on me since day one. I am primarily a user of productive apps (engineering 3d software, office, web developing, etc. and yes sometimes porn too lol) so access to my most important applications is critical, and it is now free. So what draws people to a less familiar system that may or may not be as stable as windows, isn't mainstream, has far fewer apps and substitutes that are usually subpar, and probably has poor support? Is it that because you want to be different? Or perhaps you like to dabble with creating apps on it because youre a programmer? I just dont get it.

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Some people prefer more freedom and transparency than Windows gives. Some like to be able to tinker with their OS. There's also affordability and lower resource usage.

In my case, along with some of what's listed above, the tools and such that I work with are actually geared more towards Linux use anyway, so that's just 1 more thing that pulls me in that direction.

Linux definitely isn't a one-size-fits-all environment, especially with the number of Linux distros and DE choices out there.

So, like most things, it comes down to personal preferences and requirements for the most part.