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It’s been one year since I uprooted my dev environment and made the switch to Windows. I’m happy to share that after a year of ups and downs, I’ve made the decision… dramatic pause …to… more dramatic pausing …stick with Windows.

I have recent experience of switching operating systems (Linux to Windows to OS X and finally back to Linux), so I found Dave Rupert’s post pretty interesting. Unlike Dave, I decided not to stick with Windows, but I can certainly appreciate some of the reasons why he is.

Regardless of the outcome of Dave’s (or my own) experiment, I think more developers could benefit from long-term exposure to different environments — my experience of using Windows and OS X has definitely given me a greater appreciation of Linux and a better understanding of both its strengths and weaknesses.

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