Since this seems to be interesting for a lot of developers, I thought I'd share my thoughts:
Choosing The Path Of Least Resistance
Maximum Gain With Minimum Pain
This has always been my main goal with the development tools I choose. After all, computers are there to make our lives easier and not harder. You might be surprised of some of the choices I've made with OS and tools. While choosing the Windows or MacOS platforms seems like the easier path, Linux and yes, the command line, actually have proven easier or at least more powerful by now. So, what seems the easiest at first might be harder in the long run and vice versa. Also, Linux tooling for web or any kind of development is far better documented, supported and a lot cheaper (free). So, if you are like me (and most other people) and have more time than money, it is probably worth your while to learn and invest (time, at least) into Open Source. It has had a great return in terms of moral and now even monetary rewards. There are companies out there that invest their staff's' time and resources into Open Source. Among those not least Google and Facebook, the biggest Internet companies in the world!
To be continued... ??
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