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re: Linux Vs Windows - Why Linux Is Better For Programming & Web Dev (A newbie experience) VIEW POST

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re: While there is absolutely no downside of switching to Linux I would heavily disagree, as a windows user for 99% of my life I have had so many iss...
 

IMPO, a Windows user switching to Linux is no more difficult than a Windows user switching to MacOS. Only because moving operating systems will always have setbacks and a learning curve. Its just like switching mobile phone OSes from Android to iOS. Its about learning to routines.

Overall, I look at this write up as trying to set the foundation around the idea that one should learn Linux and maybe use it as their main OS if they are a web focused developer that is not building on top of Windows and .NET.

 

I look at this write up as trying to set the foundation around the idea that one should learn Linux

I don't agree, this article to me is more saying "Come to Linux it's exactly like your regular operating system, but better with no setbacks" obviously switching from one is going to take time and learning, but saying that it's better in every way and that there are no downsides is just a plain lie IMO.

There are other things I take issue with in this article like the advice that you sholdn't need an anti virus on Linux because it's open source and people will fix bugs before they become an issue? That's a BOLD statement. I agree that there is a PERCEPTION of security on Linux, and while I would agree that there is a lesser chance of viruses and malware infecting your system, it's not as if the system is completely free from threats.

if they are a web focused developer that is not building on top of Windows and .NET

I'm a .Net developer that actually develops web sites for Linux, .Net is not just Windows anymore, kind of an old stereotype these days.

My comment is directed towards the title of this article. Now, I don't disagree that there isn't a lot of come to Linux from Windows because it's better in this write up. And my comment leans towards agreeing with that sentiment. Which I guess shows my bias against Windows and my lack of using it for many years is showing.

What shocked me was reading your response and a few other's that are still having hardware/driver issues. Now I can see if a piece of hardware has specific functionality under Windows but isn't available when using Linux as a problem. But for the most part I'd suspect 90+ percent of modern hardware works "out the box" with most major distributions.

Thanks for the tech knowledge update about .NET running on a Linux OS. That's cool there is a runtime for Linux. It certainly makes development under the .NET framework much more universal then it was in the past.

Beyond all of the above statements, no matter what OS you run under your GUI desktop a modern web focused developer should know the basics of Linux so they can at least trouble shoot issues around the code they are writing.

What shocked me was reading your response and a few other's that
are still having hardware/driver issues.

Probably scanners, printers and everything easy overclocking and RGB.

Try anything peripheral that has shitty software to begin with like..Bose speaker.

Printer at usually at least works oob without special drivers but scanner take a trip to the manufacturer. My Epson got Linux drivers support,can't complain but maybe installing the
Exe is faster for most people than figuring out to type apt - ./*.deb

I find amusing how people seems to hate and fear writting into a terminal and prefer to talk to Siri yet they hate to talk to other people on the phone and prefer to message them them, ON THE PHONE. People are weird.

People hate to walk to and wnat to sit on the couch all day but the day that you tell them hey man stay inside they all wanna get out.

 

Thank you Ken.

This was exactly the intent. I am new to the blogging world, and I agree I could have used appropriate words .

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