MacBook vs Windows for a Web Developer

Qualtrics kotO52
Jan 10, 2018 2 Comments

To Apple, or not to Apple?

Background: I'm in a web development coding boot camp right now and the Lenovo Yoga computer that I'm using is starting to have audio, orientation, and display glitches and so I need a new laptop asap. I had a MacBook through my previous job (non-coding related) for 2 years and didn't have any issues with it so I am leaning in that direction but I don't have an iPhone so the whole Apple-is-life thing is a non-factor.

The question is 2-part: Should I get a mac or go with windows? For engineer roles, is there a norm for what a company will provide?

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  • New UTzr53
    Use Linux. All the networking infrastructure is Linux based. I am baffled by developers choosing windows or macs. Unless you have specific needs for an iOS dev environment then get a mac. But if you did you wouldn’t be asking this.
    Jan 10, 2018 0
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    Kckt70

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    On Windows 10, you have WSL - effectively Linux distribution as a subsystem. This combination works well.
    Jan 11, 2018 0