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On 18 July 2015 at 20:25, 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 

At work (network admin), I am stuck with a Micro$oft Windows
environment. My work machine is Win7. (For those comfortable with
Win7, switching to Linux Mint with the Cinnamon desktop is *much*
easier than 'upgrading' to Win8.x)

At home, I use Linux: Ubuntu for my wife (because the nag about system
updates s in your face and can't be ignored) and Mint for me (because
after working long days [18 hrs yesterday] I *don't* want to have to
mess with my PC; I just want it to work). If money were no object, I
might consider switching to a Mac, but all my home PCs are self-built
because I want to get what I want without paying a premium. My main
system is quad-core i7 @ 4.00GHz with 16 GiB RAM.

Answer to person asking what BSOD meant: Blue Screen of Death. (Once,
in the middle of an 11 hour phone conversation with a Micro$oft tech,
I made a reference to a BSOD. He replied indignantly, 'We don't refer
to it by that name!' I replied: 'You know what i mean since that is
the industry standard terminology.' He didn't reply to that.)

A web search on 'bsod' can quickly identify the meaning.

T. R. Valentine
A rich heart may be under a poor coat.

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