• @Numpty
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    66 months ago

    But you’d have to install it yourself in a scenario where you manage your company machine yourself.

    I’m permanently remote in my job. When I was hired, I was given a generous budget to buy whatever home office equipment I needed including whatever laptop I wanted. I was free to either buy a MacBook or a PC - if I bought a PC, I was required to wipe the OEM Windows OS and install whatever Linux distro I wanted (which is the choice I went with). I and a LOT of other employees run whatever Linux distro makes us happy. IT tracks the asset number, and that’s it. There’s no spyware…

    • @[email protected]
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      76 months ago

      That sounds ducking amazing, all I got for wfh was a $2 mouse and a Windows box that spends half the day failing to sync to OneDrive

      • @Numpty
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        56 months ago

        The company I work for is one of many in the IT world that “gets it” that WFH is an advantage and makes employees happy.

        No Windows boxes anywhere. Windows is banned as a base OS (allowed in VMs only). It’s OSX or Linux only. I’m good with that :-) Oh that generous budget was $3000 USD to spend as I wanted on whatever equipment I wanted. Since I already have a desk, chair, monitor etc, I spent almost all of the budget on the laptop :-) It’s a good’un. Hehe