Hey everyone.

I just had a job offer today for one of my dream companies!
They gave me a choice between a Linux or MacOS laptop. I've never owned a MacOS laptop before and I've been using Linux as my main OS for around 6 years or so now.
Also, abount a month ago I bought a new laptop on which I installed linux.

So basically, I have a Linux laptop for personal stuff and I was thinking of getting the MacOS one for work. Does anyone have any relevant experience and, if so, how did it turn out?

Thanks for your time, have a good one!

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    If you have time before starting to work, go Linux. I know many Linux Distros are usable out of box, but it takes time to "optimize" it to your job & likings.
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    @melezorus34 Oh yeah, for sure. As I said, I've been using linux for about 6 years so I know it takes a while to have it the way you want (although after this many installations, I've pretty much streamlined the process).

    At any rate, I don't believe I'll be getting said laptop until I start working there
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    It's alright for work. Linux is better for what I do. Things you'll want:

    iStats menu
    Alacritty w/ starship prompt
    The everything dongle: https://amazon.com/dp/B07PPGWQ15/...
    I use moom for window management hotkeys, but there's a billion apps out there that handle that.

    Also yadm for dotfile management.

    Alternately, you can use iterm for multiplexing, it is also excellent.
    If you like tiling windows, there's amethyst as well.
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    Mac is more classy and easy to use out of the box.

    But pretty much everything that Mac has can be done on Linux as well, if you know how to and if you have time. I don't find Mac customizable at all.

    Also most production servers are Linux (if your work is related to that) so that's also better. For example, I had to work on Debian packaging for the product but I had a Mac so I needed to deploy stuff and all. Where as if I had Linux I'd have tested everything there itself.
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    Take a Mac. Even if macOS doesn’t work out for you. You can run Linux on it.
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    You'd have to virtualize it anymore unfortunately. The touchbar removes the function row under Linux and there isn't a capable workaround.
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    @SortOfTested *gasps* not the Esc key!
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    ...and the function keys? Also there's a physical esc on the new models.
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