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Firstly, macOS is a far and away superior experience, given the alternatives, secondly it has better applications, or the Mac versions are better than for other platforms and thirdly it allows development on all platforms with a minimum of fuss.

Overall it's just more productive and pleasant. If there were a practical alternative I'd jump in a second.

Developing for all platforms is a commercial reality, regardless of what I think, but wanting freedom to develop software for any platform without a corporate's approval is not unreasonable. The complaint applies to Google and Microsoft to some degree as well.




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