DEV Community

Discussion on: 10 reasons to choose Linux

Collapse
themobiledev profile image
Chris McKay • Edited on

I was once a diehard Linux user. I had to stop because I realized I was spending more time tweaking and distro hopping than I was actually working. It also didn't help that I was developing commercial desktop software, for which I couldn't get a market on Linux.

Now that things have shifted to more web-based apps, it's a great option for developers. For me, I still find myself working around little things to improve the desktop experience, things I don't have to mess with on Windows or MacOS. So for me, I'll continue to play with it in the hopes that someday it will meet my needs.

Collapse
wolfiton profile image
wolfiton Author • Edited on

I also had trouble but discovered a simple solution. If you would like I can share my Linux setup in a future article.

Would this be of interest to some other readers as well?

Thanks for the feedback and your experience @ChrisMcKay

Collapse
themobiledev profile image
Chris McKay

I think sharing desktop setups is always good. I used to frequent desktop customization sites just for fun. For me, my problems with Linux weren't setup issues. I was plagued with software that just wasn't finished or polished compared to their closed-source counterparts. Now, it's been over 10 years, so I realize things have changed. I'm still always checking out the latest Ubuntu and Fedora (my favorite) releases.

It might sound shallow, but I think if nVidia would release drivers that performed as well as they do on Windows, then I would probably jump ship again (I'm a gamer in my "spare" time).

Thread Thread
wolfiton profile image
wolfiton Author • Edited on

Me too, I am also a gamer(when I have time) and Vulkan support plus steam proton really brought gaming to Linux with mods also.

I think, I will write an article about how to play games on Linux soon.