bakedjake - 3:13 am on Mar 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
Bill, I've tried (a lot) to replace MS Office with OpenOffice. I can't do it. It still doesn't do Excel as good as Excel does.
That's probably the last thing that's really keeping me around, except for lack of motivation to change.
I would probably run OS X if it didn't require an expensive hardware dongle from the fruit company. I like the OS but dislike their hardware. I still enjoy building my own boxes. I triple boot FreeBSD and Haiku (which I love) now but find myself booting into Windows just by habit.
I generally have 3-4 SSH windows open at a time and regularly have Komodo open. I am a habitual user of Cygwin. I run Apache for Windows on my local machine for testing. You'd think I'd just move to the UNIX environment but I don't. Not sure why.
And non-techies generally hate change
Not just non-techies... I have lots of FreeBSD servers that I administer. I love FreeBSD.
But I don't change. Maybe because there's no reason for me to do so right now?
Why would I switch? There's no reason for me to do so. Cost? What's $250 in the grand scheme of things?
Windows 7 is relatively stable. I go for as long as I can (read: until security updates come) without having to reboot. I don't seem to notice any stability issues with the OS. It works fine.
Maybe I'm just lazy, but if there's no reason for me to change, I don't see why I'd spend a day doing so.