Do you have any say in what OS you use at work?

Do you have any say in what OS you use at work?

  • No

  • Yes, for my secondary machine(s)

  • Yes, totally

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In fact, since I'm lucky enough to have my own company, I dictate what we use. I have a fulltime freelancer that brought in his PC against my better judgement. After god knows how many headaches and lost funds, I finally convinced him to just buy a damn Mac. Sure enough, he has eventually conceded that he prefers the Mac, but must have his killer home PC for games. How many times have we heard that?! We still have the PC for certain specific things, but I hope even that will end with X (though I guess we'll still need one for testing,etc.).

p.s. I have an ad agency/production company.


Staff member
As a founder of the company and 'the IT guy', I decide what computers we use. Then again all three co-founders are Macintosh fanatics, too. :) But we have one Linux/Intel server for website staging and file server and a Windows XP box for testing purposes. All other computers are Macs. For we're in the business of Communication Concepts & Visual Communication.


Fortunately I am the sys admin of a software publishing company, so I get the best stuff and it ain't no Dell will BillyBoy's OS on it.


Re: member
I'm a partner in a design company and made every use OSX when it came out (well from 10.0.4). This was a great move 'cause we don't have to learn a new OS anymore and 10.1 gives us that speed! (And Photoshop works just as well in Classic).


OS X Supreme Being
I work for a major telco company doing webdesign, and we're forced to use WinNT 4.0 machines. Thankfully, I get to telecommute every other day, and my home setup is 3 Macs and a PC, so I'm not completely shafted...


Membrum virile
I'm a small cog in a large machine, so I have no say in the selection process. I am forced to waste hours every day on a total POS Dell running WinNT4.