I'll be taking some Web development courses later this year and I'm thinking of picking up a new laptop. The majority of the students in the class use Mac. I asked a few of my friends on why this is, and the answer I hear is because then MacOS terminal works a lot like Linux.
I then thought to myself, instead of buying a Mac and be gouged by Apple, I should pick up something more cost effective like a Zenbook then either have a VM running Ubuntu or just boot straight into Ubuntu with it.
I was hoping to get your guys opinion on this. For someone going to take web development courses, is it better to get Windows PC and run Linux on it, or is there some other advantages to getting a Mac that I'm missing?