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Discussion on: Getting Out of the Open Source Toy Box

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Chris McKay

I had much the same experience. While I was in university I used Linux exclusively. I lasted for about three years when I went into business for myself. I realized that the money to be made was in Windows and the Microsoft stack.

The final nail in the coffin for me was Windows 7. It was finally good enough for me to stop using Linux altogether. I still dabble in it from time to time, but then I remember all the time I spent configuring it, tweaking it, etc. and I realize that I'd rather use that time for other things, like working on my software and spending time with my family.