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I Love My Job

Last week, we received some new hardware for our office (we move in to our little office, hopefully, today). Mainly, Dell workstations. Aside from the technical aspects, and the fact that these machines scream, the best part about yesterday was installing Debian GNU/Linux on them (Ubuntu wouldn't install (yes, I was surprised too)).

There's something to be said for working in an all Linux shop. For one, we don't have to pay the Microsoft Tax. For those who aren't familiar, the Microsoft Tax refers to the End User License Agreements (EULAs) that a user or company has to agree to, and end up paying when using their product. The other advantage to working in an all Linux shop is the freedom to use the tools that fit best for the job at hand. Because I am a web application architect, this means using Vim, Nvu, Bluefish, Quanta, GEdit, or anything I want that will best get the job done. Not to mention, the amount of tools that are available to make aspects of the job easier.

Ok. So using Linux is fun. Especially, when it's the personal operating system of choice already. But, the best part of the job, is the working with some great languages and frameworks. I mean, there are those who code in PHP, or whatever, creating web forms, or other monotonous applications. Then, there is what I do.

Needless to say, this is a fun job. It's thrilling to work with a startup company, and it's a blast to be working with the team that I am.

{ 4 } Comments

  1. Christer Edwards using Firefox 2.0.0.1 on Ubuntu | February 9, 2007 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Glad you enjoy it. Nothing like loving what you do for a living.

    ...the only trouble that I see is that we hardly see you anymore :( We'll be able to catch up this weekend though. It should be fun.

  2. Aaron using Debian IceWeasel 2.0.0.1 on Debian GNU/Linux 64 bits | February 9, 2007 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Sorry. I know I've been busy, but I guess that is a good thing.

  3. Anil using Safari 419.3 on Mac OS | February 9, 2007 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    I'm glad you are enjoying things so far Aaron. Still some ways to go, but we're making great progress!

  4. Tristan using Firefox 2.0.0.1 on Windows XP | February 9, 2007 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    What problems did you have with Ubuntu on your new hardware? Did you try the alternate install CD? What steps did you take to try to get it working? Did you report it as a bug?

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