A big perk is the built in ability to change between performance profiles - games/work/ etc.
I am caring very less these days. Every operating system sucks in its own way and people’s preferences are 99% of the time on what they are comfortable with rather than what’s best. We require all monitored systems be Windows based and from time to time folks will push against that, and within no time Windows is the only OS that they’ll use.
But yeah, I keep a Mac Air next to me at work just so I can text with it. If that ever came to Windows it would be a game changer (though 90% of my work stuff is Slack/Teams/Telegram)
I feel like it's hard for OS versions to really remain a thing. Feels like an artificial construct at this point. All of software development is moving heavily towards Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (unless you're in the damn Government) with more frequent smaller iterative changes. No one goes out and picks up a physical CD to upgrade their OS anymore. We've also got this free upgrade path because it's actually easier and better for software vendors to have customers on the latest software than keeping customers on older versions because they have to pay for it.
Guest, I have a big favor to ask you. We've been working very hard to establish ourselves on social media. If you like/follow our pages it would be a HUGE help to us.
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