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Discussion on: About Windows for devs

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Chris Raven

For me I use Arch Linux. The reasons are as follows:

  • Super easy to install and keep my languages and support packages up to date
  • The OS does not cost a cent to run, and runs much better than windows on my Laptop
  • The OS is easier to use, easier to maintain, and does not require cumbersome anti-virus to keep secure
  • The Bash command line on Linux is far superior (IMO) to the Windows command line
  • Windows uses a tonne of RAM to run, which takes away from RAM available for development
  • I can develop and setup the OS however I want without being limited or "controlled"

I love running [pacman -Syu] and getting updates for everything, instead of having to fight to update all the packages on Windows manually.