At work I use Windows 7 for corporate policy reasons.
At home, three computers currently. One has only Linux installed (my
desktop), one laptop is dual boot between W7 and Linux, and the last has
W8.1 and will be set up as a dual boot.
Only my desktop is used for anything more stressful the surfing and
email, mostly some programming and photo editing.
On 07/19/2015 11:02 PM, Dave Liesse wrote:
While we're waiting for a formal survey to be developed:
My primary machine is a Sony Vaio laptop with Windows 7, used for both
home and work. While I have a UNIX background and would be willing to
experiment with LINUX, there is software I need for work that comes in
Windows or Windows. (Windows is, however, the only thing for which
Microsoft gets a dime of my money.)
I have four older computers, as well: two laptops and two desktops.
The desktop that is in anything resembling use runs Windows 2000, the
newer laptop has Windows XP, and the other two have Windows NT. None
of these is connected to the Internet and I keep them around (a) out
of habit, (b) because the upgrades to some of my favorite games are
actually retrogrades, and (c)
I some have old software that I like but can't justify paying to
upgrade -- it's just for my own use, so compatibility isn't an issue.
I'll never buy Apple equipment simply because I'm allergic to
proprietary hardware! Software is bad enough.
Just so you know where I'm coming from: I had about 35 years in IT
before getting laid off from my position as Quality Manager for a
software company (and my understanding is that they've ever since
regretted dismantling the Quality Department). I now have my own
accounting practice, so I'm much more a user than a techie though I
can still do logical design with the best of them (I also spent time
as a data modeler, as well as the usual programming gigs). As a user,
I'm less likely to be willing to put the time into learning the
technicalities of newer tech stuff.
On 7/18/2015 18:25, James E Lang wrote:
The big discussion of Linux over the past 24+ hours has me wondering:
What operating environment(s) do other members of this list use at
home and at work? What factors influence the choice?
To set the tone, here are my answers:
• I am retired so "at work" is not applicable
• At home we have a desktop dual boot Windows XP (and Ubuntu Linux)
computer, a laptop dual boot Kubuntu Linux (and pre-installed Windows
Vista) computer and several other laptop, desktop, and dedicated
server (Ubuntu Linux based) computers. I also have Android Lollipop,
Android Kit Kat, and Android Jelly Bean tablets and phones. I have
nothing from Apple.
• Windows XP is used primarily for single player gaming and e-Sword
Bible software though it also is used to run LO, FireFox and Pegasus
Mail (proprietary though free of cost).
• Kubuntu Linux is my general purpose "go to" environment. My first
Linux system used what I believe was the penultimate marketed version
from SuSE before the first release of Open SuSE. I liked the
flexibility that was inherent in the KDE desktop environment and
found the UI to be quite similar to that of Windows at the time. I
have briefly tried Gnome and Unity desktop environments but KDE is my
personal first choice.
• If I had a tablet computer that I thought could support my Linux
usage it, too, would run Kubuntu Linux, LO, etc.
• Apple equipment is too expensive for me and from what I've heard
about the company's software policies, they are too restrictive to
• Dual boot capabilities are seldom used to deviate from the above
• The BSODs on Windows influenced my initial adoption of Linux.
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