"So... stop it and go back to writing songs...." NOOOooooooo!!
Actually, let him continue playing Technologist... Let's face it, as long as they are involved with people like him, it'll mean less hours of combing through code for those who are fighting the fascism inherent in the system (pun implied)
Windows 7 and WinXP until M$ gets their act together... They may play on my Director's fears, so we have to apply everything M$ pushes out for our Networks, but at home and for most of my peers, we've been running XPSP2 for so long now that going to Win8 is like asking to be sat in a pool of sh*t.
Then again, I'll be nearing three decades in the biz soon so it might be a good time to start putting my Linux boxes up ahead of Windows.
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Most of our PC's have auto update off and we choose what third party software to run when we discover 0 day bugs (that we usually solve on our own). This whole phone line to the mothership approach to OS's has to stop, but it won't with that cloud over our heads. It's almost time for me to retire and go fix PC's and servers in my spare time, since I can see the coming storm...
They're also comparing apples and oranges..... "Devices" aren't PC's or solid platforms..... The day the pad, phone or tablet is an actual workhorse is the day it can go one on one with the Windows PC.