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I keep switching back-and-forth between Windows and Linux (elementary / Ubuntu flavour) for reasons such as greater compatibility and support with user-end software (on Windows) and cleaner networking tools, better command-line tooling, upgrade-when-you-want, etc (on Linux)
WSL has made me lean somewhat more towards Windows (I get most command-line abilities from Linux) but it's not perfect: networking, hardware port support, virtualization, GPU access etc still leave a lot to be desired
^.^ Asking the question in the title because I'm curious about what kind of problems you guys have to work with & why you / your company chose your OS as the best solution for what you do - and whether you would change anything.
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I'm retired but I use Windows 7 ala Visual Studio 2017 for desktop and web apps.
I also do embedded programming on Raspberry Pi using Linux using various methods to create apps.
Also embedded on Arduino and there is no OS so I use Atmel Studio which use the Visual Studio Isolated shell.
I'm finding learning Linux, after working on other systems for so many years is like trying to feed chopped liver to a baby. You get the baby to digest a little but the most gets rejected.
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All of my professional work, for the last twenty-odd years, has been in the MS stack. Over the course of those years there have been plenty of death marches, or overtime working, from home. So, I'm forced to us MS... in a VBox VM running on linux. Granted, I'm using Ubuntu (and I've upgraded every six months to the latest flavor), but I started way back when RedHat was still a hobby, before it went all enterprise-ey. Eventually, I switched to Ubuntu because I had neither the time, nor the mental capacity, to keep track of all the configuration files and settings of RedHat.
I must admit, however, that Visual Studio Code, and .NET CORE, look awfully interesting from a linux perspective.
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When I started college in 1982, applications were done on punch cards on Apple II computers. However, over the Christmas break, a VAX/VMS system was installed. So, my college days finished out with VAX/VMS.
Then, for work, it was at a cereal manufacturing facility working in VAX/VMS - the first two years were rewriting applications from a PDP-11 to VAX/VMS in Fortran and FMS forms; after that, it was develop other system and maintain what was in place.
From there, it was a pulp and paper mill maintaining an ERP system on VAX/FMS, also in Fortran and FMS with some C for the check-writing application.
In 2011, I switched companies and didn't work with VMS anymore.
But... I recently started a new job and in the interview process, I was asked what my experience with OpenVMS was.. so there is hope yet! Even if it is rewriting applications into a Windows environment and shutting down the OpenVMS application.
Wow - a lot of Windows users! Me, I've been OpenSUSE for about 10 years, and mostly Linux since since 1993. After about 2000, other 'nixes (eg Solaris) went by the board. Used Windows (XP/7) from about 2006-2012 as required by some corporate environments I contracted to, but never really got used to them, and happily left them behind .
Windows 10 all over the place, at work and at home. I find Linux very interesting, but as I'm already pressed for time to keep up with all new .NET innovations like .NET Core, Windows is my priority. Some colleagues are venturing into the Linux world however, there was even an oddball that used OpenBSD, he left last year and as nobody got a clue what to do with the OpenBSD machine on which he installed a GIT server, we replaced it with Windows 10 and Gitea.
Win 10, desktop and tablet - I work at home, so the desktop is mostly work, the tablet is wholly home. In addition, I use an Android Tablet (technically, I have 2 1/2 android tablets - it's complicated) and an Android phone.
Win10 still isn't as good as Win7 from a user POV, and it's still an ugly bugger. It's insistence on trying - seemingly increasingly desperately - to make me use Edge is annoying but unsuccessful.
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Windows 10, as our servers have been Windows based.
But in the process of swapping all our software (database, languages, GIS infrastructure, tools) over to open source.
Some of the tools and packages we use will only run comfortably on linux, so I will be dual-booting / migrating to Ubuntu over time.
About the only MS product I am doing anything on anymore is Visual Studio Code (Python dev).
MS Office has been switched out for Libre Office, Opera does for email, SQL Server / SSIS / SSRS has been replaced by open source based off PostgreSQL / Python / RabbitMQ.