ahull wrote:martinayotte wrote:Another reason to stay with Linux ...
As of today, my backup server is Linux and will be taking over as the primary server soon with the Windows 7 machine taking the backkup server role - after a time, the backup will go to Linux. My carry out notebook is now Linux exclusively and I have Arduino installed. My main development notebook will be dual-boot by the end of the morning. I still need Windows 8.1 installed to support older and customer code.
My goal for 2016 is to be Microsoft Windows free, excepting the wife's upstairs notebook running 8.1 which has the scanner, fax, and laser printer in a 3::1 device. As I am her support guru, there is no way that I'm putting myself in front of a bullet just to change her PC. I might divide the breakfast nook with black tape to mark His/Her areas of Linux/Windows use, but I respect the damage an annoyed spouse can do, so her machine will not be included in my going 100% to Linux jaunt.
After attempting to resize Win8.1 partition the way I wanted to using Microsoft's tools (and being unsuccessful), I finally just decided to install Linux and use the entire partition. If I need to actually compile something under Windows, I'll use virtualbox or just run upstairs and use the wife's 8.1 installation. I now have 1.0.5, 1.6.7 and 1.7.8 all installed on Linux 64-bit and all is working. Bye bye Microsoft.