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When was the final time you used Windows?

Before I retired from my job as a senior software program engineer
, six years in the past, I had to make use of MS-Windows on the workplace, however there was an IT division accountable for conserving all of these computer systems up and operating. I do not keep in mind what model I used to be truly utilizing, as most of our goal programs have been operating CentOS, so I did most of my work in digital macines. I additionally had a FreeBSD occasion operating that I used to develop take a look at emulations.

At residence, I’ve been utilizing Slackware Linux since 1993, after I converted from the defunct Soft Landing Systems distribution. Five of the six boxen are operating 14.2, with the sixth on -current. The firewall is FreeBSD with a m0n0wall fork, and I lately added Raspian on a Raspberry Pi 3B+. My spouse has had a succession of laptops with MS-Windows, however our youngest son does all of her upkeep work.

I nonetheless suppose each ‘Software Engineer’ and ‘Computer Science’ are oxymorons. Both fields are extra artwork than science, and neither has an outlined diploma path that the skilled societies can agree on.

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