peterlowrie wrote:Been using Linux since 1992.
Never will I go back to windoze except to help other hapless users who are not without the temerity to abandon it.
I love it when people isolate themselves to one type of platform and attempt to make it do everything they need. Certainly not someone I would look to for support skills in a business computing environment.
I've been using Unix since mid-1980's... I use Win boxes all the time. Using it to post this message right now. Have way too many required apps that simply don't work well enough in a *NIX environment to be worth the hassle or they simply dont work at all. Rather get the work done than play around trying to get it to work. Each type of platform has its place in the grand scheme of things and using the "The right tool for the right job
" seems to work best.
The Raspberry Pi is a great little device, but I wouldn't replace my desktop with it, nor would I use it to replace my VPS Internet facing servers. It is a great learning device that will hopefully open the eyes of many young and old alike. Certainly giving me the chance to delve into Electronics in a way I've not had time to in the past, teaching an old dog new tricks.
Hopefully it opens the eyes of people to one of many possible computing environments and doesn't close them off from others.
I have 4 Raspberry Pi's BTW... for various projects.