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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To each their own ...
by MacTO on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 14:24 UTC
MacTO
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I regularly switch platforms, and have tried a number of others to get a taste of what can be done.

But let's avoid being silly here: hopping between platforms isn't for everyone because there is a fairly significant cost to it. The lack of stability means that you're getting less work done with the devices themselves. You are taking time to learn of, research, and learn the new platform. If you are dealing with computers or mods to consumer electronics, you are also spending time backing up and installing the operating system.

I'm going to continue trying out new platforms, but that's because I'm curious about the possibilities of technology. Other people will have other priorities.

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