Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 20th Sep 2002 02:15 UTC
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris A few months ago we wrote a full review of the Lycoris Desktop/LX operating system, but many releases happened since then and some things have changed. The Lycoris folks sent us the latest official version (+ online patches), we tested it, and here is what we think about it.
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its been proven
by jbolden1517 on Fri 20th Sep 2002 04:37 UTC

And it has been proven time and time again, people tend to use at home what they're used to at the office.

When has it been proven? If anything the opposite has been proven that what people use at home they bring to the office. Since you are about to say Microsoft:

1 - When Microsoft became dominant in PCs operating systems large companies were almost exclusively dumb terminal based for their general employees

2 - Windows emerged out of the home market and was not a major player in the office market until Win 95, WinNT 3.5; well after the home market had jumped on the Win 3.0/3.1 releases

3 - Microsoft office moved in on the home market in the early 90's as a result of a nasty price war "competitive upgrade" where they cut the cost for office applications by 70% overnight. This effected the home market long before the corporate market.


As another example consider Linux:
1) hacker OS + academia
2) Power users at home
and then it moved into corporate servers and embedded systems.

I know tons of people who run Z-os, VMS, and I-OS all the time at work; only two who run VMS at home and none primarily. AIX and Solaris are another example I know lots of people who run this at work and few who run it at home.