Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:06 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Change platforms. Whenever you can. Ever since I got into computing, I've lived according to a very simple adage: change platforms all the time. For reasons I won't go into, the importance of this adage was reaffirmed today, and I figured I'd share it with you all - and hopefully, get a few of you to follow this adage as well.
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RE: Why?
by WorknMan on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 01:03 UTC in reply to "Why?"
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If it costs you nothing to switch all the time, I wonder how much you really are using those platforms in the first place.

This. If you can switch platforms that often (and I mean as your main workstation), then you are definitely not a power user. It would take me MONTHS to find suitable replacements for the 40+ apps I use regularly, assuming suitable replacements even existed. Not to mention all of the macros and shit that would have to be rewritten.... ugh.

You would have to give me a goddamn good reason to go through all that effort. Sure, you may get stuck on one platform this way, but once you get REALLY proficient at one of them, switching from any one to any other is going to be painful, unless they run the exact same apps. And you're likely to never run into that scenario, unless you're just switching Linux distros (which really doesn't count, IMO).

Back when I was younger, I used to like tinkering with other platforms. Now days though, I rarely find the time. Just not as important as it used to be.

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