Linux Equilibrium

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Somewhere in YorkSEED Software is fairly heavily Microsoft orientated. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Linux, indeed I started my career as a *nix developer. In 2000 though I was looking for my next career move and there just weren’t enough opportunities in the *nix world, so I jumped ship and became a Windows developer. Since then Linux has had to take a back seat.

However I recently ordered a new NAS and a Raspberry Pi. This means that I currently have;

  • My main workstation (Windows 7)
  • A backup workstation (Windows 7)
  • A SQL Server (Windows 2008 Server R2)
  • A Windows 8 Test Machine
  • A Windows 7 Test Machine
  • A Windows 7 laptop

But I also have;

  • A Linux dev / test machine (running Gentoo)
  • An Android smartphone (HTC Wildfire S running Cyanogen)
  • A (Linux based) ADSL router
  • A backup (Linux based) ADSL router
  • A (Linux Based) NAS
  • A Raspberry Pi

For the first time since 2000 I have got as many Linux machines as I have Windows, possibly more as there are other pieces of hardware that I have which could also be Linux based – I’m looking suspiciously at my TV for starters…

The downside of all this is that I think I may have just blown any pretence I might have had that I am not a geek. Hom hum, I can live with that!