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#91 f0rk_b0mb


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 17:34

How many people are using Windows / Mac / Linux for day to day work?

Windows 7 - Work machine, personal gaming machine
Mac - Personal laptop
Linux - Secondary personal desktop machine. When I want to do some lightweight web browsing or emailing. I run Kubuntu.

#92 AJerman


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 17:37

Yes and mostly yes. I have a lot less interest in tinkering with things at home these days after working on computers all day. I do QA so my job is basically to break things and help get them fixed, so when I go home I don't feel like dealing with things that are broken which limits my tinkering. I've been trying to get myself focused on a few different tech hobbies that have faded over time. For one, Android development, and two, playing with my arduino. Phones have taken over 90% of my tech hobby time these days.

How many people are using Windows / Mac / Linux for day to day work?

Well, I work for IBM, so no Mac, haha. But I regularly use RHEL, SLES, VMWare, and Windows.

#93 AndyMutz


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 17:38

B came first, A came later, both are still the case :)


#94 Sandor


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Posted 10 January 2013 - 17:41

If web design counts as "IT" then yes.

and yes.

#95 jonbjerke



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 17:49

Yes, 20 years in IT

#96 OP tim_s



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 21:14

Remember leaving university - I got my first job supporting hardware and the company was ran by the older "crew". The company was far from progressive ... my "Boss" brings me into a room, it had a table and on this table is 1 desktop and he continues by saying "Now Tim, Say you needed to know what the network card is?", in-which I quickly responded by grabbing the mouse and iterating, "I would go to device manager then ....", interrupted with, "By opening it up son ... by using your eyes ... kids will never learn".

Mind you, my first task in the interview was to build a machine I.e. a pile of boxes containing mother boards, ram, HDs etc - Just grab and go.

#97 Fahim S.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 22:50

Started off when I was 18 (16 years ago), progressed through developer, lead developer, application architect, IT architect and now enterprise architect.
Love my job and love tech on a professional and personal level.

#98 Nas



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 23:09

Kinda-sorta for both.

In the broadest sense, I work in IT... and although I'm a hobbiest/enthusiast with computers (both hardware and software), I'm not a fan of what's on the market because I feel that most of the commercial offerings keep the world stuck in outdated technology. The transition from concept to commercialization should only be months, not years.

#99 Wyrdstorm



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 01:17

I work in IT and also have always been really interested in IT, I use numerous versions of MS Windows/V Ms at both work and home

#100 vetJohn S.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:19

No, Chemical Industry / Yes love the geeky stuff

#101 tekneek



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:31

Yes, I work in IT and I love technology.. I am a system admin and have a love/hate relationship with my job.. I'm sure every System Admin from middle to large companies will understand.. lol

That's some sig line material there, and pretty much the story of my life.

#102 PaulNY



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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:06

Yes to both. Currently working as an IT Technician (and some system administration duties) for a mid-sized business in NY/NJ. Always loved tech and gadgets.

Been tinkering with PCs with my dad since I've been young.. and he started building PCs for his company in the early 80's after being screwed over by his service team