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honey the codewitch23-Oct-21 19:30
mvahoney the codewitch23-Oct-21 19:30 
That's a big nope for me. Running Windows in a virtualbox on a linux host always gives me USB capture problems from the windows end. I've never had USB issues going from Windows to Linux (any flavor) using VMWare's free tool.

full USB on both platforms is critical for me because of the type of hardware development I do.

Additionally, the tools for some of my analyzers don't really work too well on linux if at all. Apple sure. Windows fine, but linux is often an afterthought.

Worse, and the thing that will shy me away from everything linux except for Archlinux for example doing embedded stuff:

I've had the #*(@# thing reboot on me while copying a file to a USB disk. There was NO hardware issue.

I've had updates wipeout my boot loader (on ubuntu this was a problem but not on fedora - still - i almost swore here just now Laugh | :laugh: thinking about GRUB and its UEFI weirdness) I don't even want to try any of these now that i have secure boot and all of that enabled. Nope. Nope. Nope.

Sorry, Linux is still a hobbyist OS, or a server OS. I hate actually having to dev on one.

Furthermore, in this case, I work from home, and this machine is attached to my home gear. so I play the odd game on it. I don't care about mixing business and pleasure in this case, because if my machine dies i have everything important backed up. i'm a source control freak.

Linux is just not a host OS for me, and that's the nicest thing I can say about it.
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