I work in a win7 only environment. Only except for me, running Fedora 21 (last week, 22 this week). The number of people that are openly envious is astounding. Just yesterday I was doing screenshots with the keyboard printscreen button: theirs is disabled, or never worked or whatever and they would like to have it. IT doesn't know how to do it. I can do a screen cast with options from an icon on my header, I can paste from a pastebox on the same header, I have the weather on the same header, and the time and date is easily readable on that same header,I have a disappearing dock, multiple desktops, etc, etc ,etc and they all work 24/7.Did I mention that this is Fedora, a Bleeding Edge distribution that runs testing for Red Hat?
So very very tired of people who really don't know shit.
BTW, I was talking to our "IT" tech just yesterday (sorry, Friday actually). He mentioned why they do everything at the university (where I work) in MS. MS gives them everything for free. The training, the OSs the support, the seats, everything is free. I bought a new copy of Win7 for a KVM instance at home for $15 at the computer store, which is a private company on campus, but with a faculty ID I get it cheap. Every morning when I use OWA to check my mail through the MS mail server I get an offer to get Office 365 for free.
This is the embrace. The tech I was talking too knew he was working with an SQL db, but he didn't even know that MYSQL and Maria were the same, even though the real hard core techs at the school run red hat for the HPC mainframes, he admits they are "way above me, I don't even talk to them." When I asked why he chose SQL rather than a noSQL or Postgres, he didn't even know what they were. That is the sad reality of MS today. They are extinguishing knowledge to protect themselves from superior competition.