Life Technology

Unsettled Computing

I am completely unsettled when it comes to my computing devices. Currently I use, or try to use, any number of the following devices and combinations:

  • iPhone 5
  • iPad mini
  • Early 2011 13″ MacBook Pro (512 GB SSD)
  • Late 2012 Mac mini (750 GB Fusion Drive)
  • Custom Built Desktop with openSUSE 12.3
  • Custom Built Desktop with Windows 7
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X220 with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3

That doesn’t even hit the Wii U, Apple TVs, and other smaller devices I have around the house and office. Needless to say, I’m an unsettled computer user when it comes to platform and device.

I guess I’ve always been this way, migrating from OS to OS, device to device, never really settling down for too long on a single platform or system just because I’m curious about what is going on “over there” … even if I just switch again within a few months or so.

I don’t know if I gain anything from this sort of setup besides being comfortable with almost any computer or any computing platform to the point where I can move pretty fluidly between Mac/Windows/Linux without losing the ability to be able to get stuff done.

This does help when troubleshooting because I have a look and understanding of how many different platforms work, so I can bend my mind around how things MIGHT need to be in order to make them work on a different platform. I don’t really think this paragraph makes any sense, but it did inside my head before I typed it out.

I guess I’m really just stating that this is how it works for me and how it has worked for years. I’m wondering if other people do the same.