re: Is it just me or is Microsoft really crushing it lately? VIEW POST

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re: Ya they're doing great. Their ecosystem is healthier and they're no longer evil.
 
 

No sarcasm. I'm running windows 10 on a dell xps 15 with bash in WSL. It's way better than a mac. I don't actually understand why developers use macs. I understand why designers use them but not developers.

What makes you think that Windows 10 is far better than Mac OS X?

I don't think it's far better but it's less expensive and more widely supported on all sorts of hardware. I don't have to pay Apple $2k+ for a decent development laptop. The xps 15 I have now is top of the line and I only paid $1200 for it.

Yeah, agreed. That's why I switched from Mac OS X to Windows 10 about a month ago. I don't want to pay Apple tax for a locked in operating system on dated, underpowered hardware. Other than that I found Mac OS X to be a joy to use

I don't want to pay Apple tax for a locked in operating system on dated, underpowered hardware. Other than that I found Mac OS X to be a joy to use

that's the annoying part. Love the operating system but the hardware is more and more overpriced.

Seriously speaking: Apple has a rocky relationship with Intel. I feel like their ultimate goal is to have in house ARM based CPUs so they can severe the tie with Intel for good.

It'll take a few years unfortunately

I can't answer for others but I can answer for myself: I switched to a Mac 12 years ago when Windows wasn't any good and I was fed up with Linux on my Dell. I wanted an easy desktop OS where I could develop as well. OSX was the perfect choice and I was never happier. My first Mac lasted 4 years and I sold it to an acquaintance, my latest Mac has lasted 5/6 years (the one in between was stolen) and it's still going which makes it a worth investement (I also bought it refurbished from the Apple Store :D). The few times I have had to interact with Windows 10 I hated it (but I admit it's also because I haven't used Windows daily in a decade).

I don't know what will happen next because in my opinion Mac prices have gone up and the quality has gone down but my experience so far with Macs as computers has been stellar. I would probably have a different opinion if I had a post 2015 Mac? I don't know.

I've had to change the original HDD for a SDD and add 8 more gigs to this computer but I'm determined to see how far I can go with it (basically until developers will keep shaving off resources from their apps or until my habits change).

So, this is my "why I'm using a Mac". Maybe in the future I'll change, who knows.

FYI: I am using 64G on my home laptop and 128G on my most used computer. Guess why?

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