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Comment: Close the door. (Score 5, Informative) 480 480

by GiorgioG (#39407799) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are Your Tips For Working From Home?

If you don't have an office in your home, get a different job. Close the door and make sure your spouse/family knows that between XX:XX and XX:XX hours, you're working, you're not home.

It takes some getting used to...but they'll get it eventually. Just keep the door closed.

Comment: Seriously folks... (Score 3, Insightful) 868 868

by GiorgioG (#23035006) Attached to: Gartner Analysts Warn That Windows Is Collapsing
...do we really need Gartner to tell us that Vista is crap - one year and 3+ months after it was release?

Statements like "Users want a smaller Windows that can run on low-priced -- and low-powered -- hardware..." make me wonder if these guys graduated at the top of their class at Captain Obvious University.

Additionally they state "...increasingly, users work with "OS-agnostic applications..." - is there a reason for them to not just say "web apps"? And how about the fact that most large organizations have so much legacy code that even if Windows development stopped entirely today, you wouldn't get rid of all of that desktop apps for many, many, many years.

""Apple introduced its iPhone running OS X," no, it's a variant, which is a code-word for sub-set.

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