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Why would a Web Developer choose Mac Os over Windows/Linux? My own
reasoning to switch is so I'd have "best of both wordls", namely from
Windows and Linux. My points are relevant to our working environment
(namely things like Lync, Skype) What points could I offer to the
people making the final decision to nudge them towards Mac? Here's
what I've thought so far (will update with good points from replies):
- Adobe Creative Suite runs on Mac vs. Linux
- Some web design can be offloaded from our designer to developer
- Gimp and other freeware just doesn't work as well
- Microsoft Office runs on Mac vs. Linux
- Microsoft Lync runs on Mac vs. Linunx
- Skype isn't stuck on 2.2 beta on Mac vs. Linux
- Mac runs virtual Linux servers easily and without a hazzle vs.
- Wamp is Wamp. It's not a clone of the live environment, and never
will be. vs. Windows
- Mac has a terminal (Putty is just so crude, even PuttyTerminal
isn't good enough) vs. Windows
- Certain tasks are faster and easier to do in commandline vs.
- Built in SSH vs. Windows
- Mac supports fuse (mounting remote developement servers to appear
locally) vs. Windows
- No WinSCP hanging in the middle prompting to supply password at
odd times vs. Windows
- More choices for Development IDE's vs. Linux/Windows
- Comfortable IDE contributes towards more efficient work vs.
edit: For those voting close based on:
It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. Asking for points,
supplying examples - this is quite clear.
This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad. It's
quite specific, with a clear reasoning why it's being asked and the
information is highly useful for any other in the same situation.
This question isr rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its
current form. While true, it would be hard to pick the "correct"
answer as it's subjective, questions still commonly have multiple
right answers and the best answer is usually selected as the correct
That said it's quite interesting to see upvotes and downvotes, and
people favoriting the question, but the thread still most likely
getting closed. :)