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  # 2355484 18-Nov-2019 08:22
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I'm amazed it's taken this long for large employers to figure out that issuing complicated technology to non-technical employees is terrible for productivity.

 

 

I don't see Windows as "complicated" or Mac as "easy". Both use similar windows-based desktop metaphors. In both you have to open explorer windows to copy files from one place to another. Both use folders. both have buttons to maximise and minimise windows. Both have quite complicated control panels (or "Settings").

 

The main difference is the number of devices available to connect, device drivers as a result, etc - all that managed corporate policies can deal with quite easily.

 

Large corporations can manage Windows as effectively as they can manage MacOS - actually better, based on the number of tools available for this.

 

 

I'm not going to argue with that as you know far more about computers than I do.

 

Regardless of that, the computer that I use at work is horrendously complicated. Whether that's because of the choice of platform, bad configuration, bad maintenance, or whatever, there's no denying that it is seriously affecting my productivity.


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  # 2355498 18-Nov-2019 08:34
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MacOS, Windows, Linux Desktop(some fringe distros excluded) are all variations on a theme. One point of difference in the landscape is Chrome OS but still a cousin with all the genetic background. All have equal parts, good parts, bad parts and one very big variation that is the user. What works for me could be a nightmare for you. To make a blanket claim that IBM is making here is just wrong because of the big variation but IBM is no stranger to blanket statements that prove to be wrong.





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alasta:

 

Regardless of that, the computer that I use at work is horrendously complicated. Whether that's because of the choice of platform, bad configuration, bad maintenance, or whatever, there's no denying that it is seriously affecting my productivity.

 

 

This usually comes down to a poorly formed image loaded on the device, and tends to be when admins try to get tricky and lock down features or apply onerous policies to the device and OS.  I like an open and flexible image that doesn't lock things down, but is secured by the roles and permissions your user account has applied to it.  Makes for a much nicer end-user experience.  


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