Thursday, December 3, 2009

Supported OSes

I recently helped June select a new HP laptop, which put her on the cutting edge of operating systems with Windows 7. I am now proud to say I am the "goto guy" for the following systems:

June's LaptopHome Laptops (4),
Work Laptops (2),
Home Desktop,
Old Work Desktop
Polly's Laptop,
New Work Desktop
Ubuntu Linux
Home Laptops (4),
Home Desktop
Redhat Linux
Work Desktop,
Linux cluster (>30)
Apple Leopard
Janeil's Desktop,

It occurred to me I could have talked June into an Apple and saved the Windows 7 experience for latter in life, but hey, it's not that bad. How is that for an advertising slogan: "Windows 7 - It's not that bad!"

What is funny about this XKCD comic is that it is pretty much true. Just add a dash of Googling!


Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

I like your flowchart. Recently Recently Carl was trying to help me get Indexing working on my laptop. He tried everything he could think of and spent way over 1/2 hour. Then I took it over to Pat Wills at the FHC and he looked some stuff up on the website that New.familysearch missionaries have access to. His wife read off the instructions while he followed them. It consisted of uninstalling the program and then reinstalling it. So even experts have to look up instructions!

Greg Rawlinson said...

That's awesome. Google is pretty much the owner's manual to the universe.

Gail said...

I agree. I made a new blog. The first one I just pressed buttons. This time I asked questions. Blogspot's impressive in answering questions. And I didn't have to print them out to follow them either. That was nice. The current PC vs. Mac TV ads are extra clever..."Trust me."