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John Simmons / outlaw programmer wrote:
If you're not a Windows desktop app dev, spending money on Windows is a waste of resources and dollars (IMHO).


I've never thought of it that way, but you may be on to something. I've seen plenty of very smart people get stuck with Windows, and it just may be that you have to be intimately familiar with its internals to even speculate what might be the source of problems in a lot of cases - otherwise you may very well find yourself going down the wrong rabbit hole. Whereas to keep a Linux system going, you might only need to be able to google for the right thing. This almost sounds counterintuitive, but my perspective has to be undeniably tainted.

I've been mostly shielded from Linux hardware compatibility problems because of the fact that most of my Linux instances are VMs - so the virtualized hardware always appears the same, and by now, well-known to most distributions. My experienced on real hardware varies however. I had to give up on the idea of converting an old Atom-based system of mine to Linux, because I couldn't find a distribution that recognizes its onboard video (Nvidia Ion) and provide hardware video acceleration (desperately needed for 1080p), whereas getting that to work on Windows was as straightforward as it could be. Sad, because that's this particular machine's only job (it's hooked up to my projector), and I'm getting more p*ssed with Windows's performance on it with each iteration.
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