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Ten words or less: I choose my Operating Systems based on ________

By Cactus Pete ·
In ten words or less, complete the following sentence: "I choose an Operating System based on _______"

OK, I'll open it up a bit: use as many words as you can!

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You'd be better off with ten words.

by apotheon In reply to Ten words or less: I choo ...

Opening it up to "as many words as you can" makes it difficult to distill a response down to the most important points.

By the way . . . what's your answer?

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My answer

by Cactus Pete In reply to You'd be better off with ... reserved for later.

I'm first attempting to see if everyone who simply ranted about why they hate a particular OS actually know when certain tools are better for certain jobs.

Of course, that's my philosophy, which can pretty much tell you my answer.

But the ten words limit doesn't really lend itself to a good answer in this case, IMHO.

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...whatever my employer/editor is using.

by Jay Garmon Contributor In reply to Ten words or less: I choo ...

My first job out of school was an ad agency with an all-Mac network. I couldn't do much of any work from home (I had an old Win95 PC), so that meant the deadline crunch was spent in the office.

TR is an all WinXP/Office 2K3 shop, so when I bought my latest computer two years ago, I made it a point to buy software that would run the approved VPN client. That meant WinXP, and MS Works.

I write as a big part of my job. That means non-negotiable deadlines, so being sick/snowed in isn't doesn't always result in a a sick day/snow day, so I must be able to minimally link in from home. It also means I'm one of the rare guys that uses almost all the online collaboration/templating/document tracking features in MS Word. That means I have to run true word, not a ported facsimile or open source equivalent.

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by Jellimonsta In reply to ...whatever my employer/e ...

TR should provide laptops so you can take that home and not need any influence on what OS/ software is utilized on your personal PC?

Besides, it would be more secure to only allow corporate VPN access from 'corporate' owned systems. IMHO.

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Corporate provided laptops ...

by Too Old For IT In reply to Maybe...

... are the standard here. As is everything else, nothing gets added to the environment without engineering and testing followed by QC.

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"have to"??? Isn't that a bit overly emphatic,

by sleepin'dawg In reply to ...whatever my employer/e ...

I can understand why you might want to but there are other options, surely.

Dawg ]:)

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That's me

by CharlieSpencer In reply to ...whatever my employer/e ...

A little corporate slave who installs what the boss says.

We discuss it as a department, but I'm in implementation. It's his decision, not mine.

At home? I run whatever version of Windows came on the system. I'm comfortable with it, it's already installed, and what little existing software I have is compatible.

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ah gee, that's no fun...

by dawgit In reply to ...whatever my employer/e ...

It's more fun to use OO (sory George) and save to Word.doc than zip it to _____. I love it when they can't see those revisions that they expect. ;\ it makes life interesting.
(edited to fix what big fingers on those little keys did)

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Right you are

by rob mekel In reply to ...whatever my employer/e ...

Employer determines my choice of main OS.


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Whatever the application requires, unless it's a standalone.

by sleepin'dawg In reply to Ten words or less: I choo ...

To many apps require Windoze.

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