@scottalanmiller said in What Are You Doing Right Now:
@Dashrender said in What Are You Doing Right Now:
If you have all this stuff - it's because management at your company made the choice to have it - they choose to continue to use Windows.
Yup, I have to say, as a company owner, every other business owner / CEO / CIO out there has to decide how they perceive their company, where they spend their money, if they are going to use Windows. When it's our own money, we don't use Windows. No one has to use Windows, it's always a choice. Sometimes it's a good one, sometimes it's a bad one, but it's always a choice and there is no such thing as being stuck with it. As IT pros, yes, we are often stuck working for companies that have someone in charge of IT that demands it. So we get stuck. But any business running Windows does so exclusively because whoever is in charge chose it and continues to choose it.
We feel that we can't choose it and respect ourselves and our staff. It's full of bloat, it's just a freaking joke. Microsoft clearly doesn't think of their customers as businesses, why should we fight that?
It is even harder to get away from when your core business relies on its software vendors that are MS only. Just like MS Office - I haven't used it in at least 4 years but some people act like they cannot function without it. Especially when they are just using it for a general word processor and email client. All the Excel "experts" you come across are only using about .05% of its capability. The list goes on ....