re: Need Advice: What OS should I use with the new laptop I am planning to purchase? VIEW POST


Development on Windows is honestly terrible. WSL 1 and 2 made it better but it's still pretty bad.

Development on MacOS is alright. It's UNIX-y enough to provide a fairly good experience, and Homebrew is a good package manager. But it does mean you're basically locked to Apple and all the quirks that come with that.

Linux is generally the best developer experience, but a mixed bag of user experience. If you're new to Linux don't go in expecting things to be like Windows or MacOS.
Also I would avoid Ubuntu or anything based on it. I have tried dozens of distros, and I have yet to find one as buggy as Ubuntu.

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