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The The Restaurant at the Edge of the Universe, previously known as The Water Cooler, is a place to post stuff that has absolutely nothing at all to do with computers, broadband, Scot's Newsletter, or anything that's "supposed" to be here.
I think one of the reasons I avoided Windows at home was because of the abominable way the technical science folks were treated at work. At one time the only PC in our department was in the lab secretary's office so she could type memos for the boss. Then we had one old DOS machine for 10 of us. When we did get individual PCs we were gived the worst hand me down desktops while top management cluelessly carted about the latest notebooks. When I retired at the end of 2004 my work machine had a Pentium 3 500 MHz processor. Unilever's penchant for standardization meant we had software that was 5 years behind the times. Our browsers were so old you couldn't even use them to order office supplies. After I retired Unilever figured out they could get more unpaid work out of the worker bees by providing them with laptops. Go figure. Now my SIL has a company supplied phone and laptop so he's on call 24/7.