“I had a meeting with my probation officer today and he told me that he has to install monitoring software onto my PC. No big deal to me; that is part of my sentence,” he wrote on his Lost and Alone blog. “However, their software doesn’t support GNU/Linux (Which is what I use). So, he told me that if I want to use a computer, I would have to use an OS that the software can be installed on.” The monitoring software in question is only available for Microsoft Windows. Neither Linux nor a Macintosh running OS X would be an acceptable platform.
Dude, I feel your pain. I have to use windows at my work all the time, it drains my soul worse than not being able to wear jeans. Today I spent 6 hours installing XP and having it fail over and over till I finally hacked the crap out of it to work. Many where I work feel like the above pic, and it is just cuz they have not used linux.
For the past few weeks I have been working late installing Windows and it drives me insane. HSYD3-HS49KD-K26SI-SUCK-MYDKE-XPFUK over and over. Sysprepping windows VM’s and then having to enter the damn key every time is so lame. Having to go out and search for drivers is also lame as hell. At least in linux they are built into the kernl, linux just works. Oh and this weekend I get to build 20 more, joy.
Oh and the rebooting. I love that every time I work on a windows server I have to reboot 10 fricking times. Although servers are huge and super badass, they have to verify 8-16 GB of RAM, load controllers, and get through all the startup configurations. It takes a good 3 minutes. In linux the only time you have to reboot is when there is a kernel update, maybe 8 times a year.
enough ranting, enjoy the weekend.