@amit I largely agree with you although I'm hanging on for now, waiting for a worthy replacement for MacBook Air. My Air has been my favourite computer in a long line of machines. (My second favourite is probably my old Motion Tablet PC, although by today's standards it is heavy & slow.) The latest Airs are really a step back imho, and the accompanying price increase just underlines it.
@amit I recommend Cygwin as a partial replacement for Terminal. I used it for years at work. It gives a pretty good Linux-style experience on Windows.
Though in Windows 10 with their Unix subsystem, you don't even need Cygwin. From the little I've used it (in a Windows VM running on Mac, for what it's worth) it seems to be as good as Cygwin. Maybe better, in that it supports standard package managers.
@canion I guess there’s a significant user base of Apple with a very similar thought. I guess iMac is one option, but not if portability is one of your creteria. As I wrote, Windows is not such big a deterrent for me. I have used the platform a lot more. But I would have liked to continue being on Mac.
@devilgate @oyam Great inputs, thank you. My experience with Cygwin has always been terrible -- so much so that I preferred to not have the features than to go through the trouble. May be I will take a look at msys2.
To be frank, I have high hopes with WSL, it's something that I will give a try first.
@pratik I do not think Apple's issue with Indian market is taxes. It is rather ther lack of understanding of the market they want to own. They need to realize that applying generalized learning won't work -- they need to closely work on local problems. Both Amazon and Google (even Microsoft and other Windows OEMs) are doing it well and so they stand a chance to succeed.
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