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  • mkocian96 wrote:

    I've been using Ubuntu on my personal computer lately, and it's got me wondering how many businesses make use of Linux instead of Windows/MacOS? I've always known that a good portion of servers run various Linux distros, but I haven't heard of many workplaces deploying it on user workstations.

    What OS's are your guys' endpoints running in your environment?

    Obviously there's many considerations to make when changing OS (the endless user cries definitely isn't the least of which,) but I'm just curious to hear how many businesses use it.

    Problem is that most of the time there is a problem of getting right application for your company on linux and most of the time linux is not an option. At our place most of the workstations run medical app that only runs on windows and all other developers also develop only for windows. We could cut 90% of windows machines, but in the end we would have more problems with helpdesk, more problems with administration, more problems with buying other software, etc...

    Years back I handled few companies and all of them had problem with some stupid windows app that they needed and it couldn't be handled any other way. And having 10 stations on windows and 10 on linux is not acceptable.

    There is also a big problem with our goverment and it's been years and they still don't support linux for some of the components, so in the end there will be at least few stations that have to run windows and for companies that don't have large number of machines (hundreds and hundreads), it simply would not be financially viable..

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  • From Linux to Windows 10: Why did Munich switch and why does it matter?Opens a new window This article has a good coverage of several places that have made the swiitch.

    I made the switch back to Windows many years ago because I simply got tired of being my own I.T. department for my personal computer and I wanted to be able to play modern games.

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  • My previous work environment was Windows based, but is doesn't hurt to keep a Linux install on hyper V or a live USB around.

    "Any stubborn Windows issue can be solved with Linux."

    This held true in a number of instances.

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  • Windows only for us.

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  • Fessor wrote:

    From Linux to Windows 10: Why did Munich switch and why does it matter?Opens a new window This article has a good coverage of several places that have made the swiitch.

    I made the switch back to Windows many years ago because I simply got tired of being my own I.T. department for my personal computer and I wanted to be able to play modern games.


    I saw that article, and a similar one about Barcelona.  But, I never hear about them actually doing the switch.  And, Munich had cancelled that deal for MS after getting better pricing.  They then re-established that they were going to switch to Linux, in another article published this yearOpens a new window.
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  • We're running 100% W10. Yet, funnily enough, we only use iOS.

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  • Mostly all windows with only one linux machine that is used mostly as a sandbox environment for email attachments that is on a separate network. considering using squib to document internet usage and might just try it if I could just get the time. we also use Linux to put on some of our older computers and have a garage sale. I wish we could completely eradicate Windows and go straight Linux but I don't think that is gonna happen.

    We also use it in a few places as a VMhost

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  • Some countries such as Brazil have used Linux on PCs and eventually switched back to MS with presumably attractive deals, etc. Some keep going with Linux. Certainly Linux dominates for small devices such as mobile phones, SMART TVs, large server installations and super computers. MS still has the largest market share for PCs and laptops. Having said that Chromebooks (using Linux) are making inroads, especially in education which will eventually give a larger Linux familiar population. Many facilities are in the Cloud and that means it does not really matter what OS platform you use to access it. Linux is always thought to be about to make a breakthrough but never quite makes it and to do so will require overcoming huge inertia forces. Finding ways of getting Linux programmes to do exactly what purchased Windows programmes do in many instances will be not cost effective. So, I think there will be many enthusiast that can make Linux work for them but Windows has many years of its virtual business use monopoly left. 

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  • Windows, to my chagrin.

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  • We need Windows to run our ERP software. Our CEO uses a Mac, but he has to connect to to a Windows Remote Desktop server to run the ERP software. My CAD software requires Windows, as does the CAM software used by the machinist. The production floor has moved mostly to a web based labor tracking system, but label printing and product testing still require Windows. I use Linux for single purpose virtual servers whenever I can.

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  • I run Linux at home, and have for years.  Windows at work as my primary, and  I keep Kali and Kubuntu as VMs. 

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  • Mixed

    macOS ~45%

    Windows ~45%

    Some Linux (leftover from when AWS workspaces totally sucked on Windows)

    I still prefer macOS myself (and I’ve used Linux since ~1994 and Windows even longer).

    Windows remains too bloated, does too many brain damaged things and the font rendering/display performance (for non-gaming) is not even close.

    Dumbest of all: copy/paste of individual words. Windows adds a trailing space which kina doesn’t do well when you are replicating login names and passwords haha.

    (None of mine are the same on any site unless there is no other available option).

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  • We have a mixed environment, our ERP and CRM products both require either Windows or Microsoft products. We are moving both to independent web-based platforms soon and that will hopefully mean we can start implementing Ubuntu on user PC's soon. 

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  • We have a couple of Ubuntu servers, but all the workstations are Windows 10.

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