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The problem with that is the very limited device support. I think the web client also required Silverlight? Maybe it’s changed in the last year or so, but while it was a good deal it was a bit clunky to use if you wanted to use it outside a Zune and the Desktop client.
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I agree with Ratsttam.
I think what most of these (at least with online reviews) aren’t really the Manufacture going out of their way to prevent alternative operating systems, but rather they didn’t put in any development to provide hardware support for the motherboard or they don’t want to spend the money supporting problems over the phone relating to Linux. In this case it’s up to the user to provide their own support and find their own drivers to get things working.
If your father actually encountered a motherboard that prevents alternative OSs to be installed that would be another case. Some computers, such as Chromebooks, require you to go through a few steps to disable secureboot before installing Linux. With Windows 8 Microsoft also created a Secure Boot spec, but I don’t know how much it’s been adopted. On those machines you’d have to disable the Secure Boot, but should be able to install Linux afterwards just fine.
I have a similar story. I still own a D700 – full frame Nikon – but I use my Olympus OM-D a lot more these days. The Image quality is great and will work just as well in most situations as my DSLR. It’s goes without saying, but it is a lot lighter.
27 days ago
Also an old large format camera… can’t remember the model off the top of my head.
Let’s see if I can remember them all:
Olympus OM-D E-M5
Olympus PEN E-P1
Minolta X-370 (x2)
Minolta Hi-Matic 7
Okaya Lord IVB
Kodak Instamatic X-15
Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Polaroid One Step
Various phones with cameras – HTC G1, Palm Pre, HTC Evo 4G, iPhone 4S
These days I’m using Linux mostly on my personal machines. There are a few things that keep me using Windows or OS X regularly as well though.
At work I have to use Windows 7. It’s what they provide me with and we have several applications that require Windows or IE. I do remote into several RHEL, AIX, or HP-UX servers though.
At home my Desktop still primarily runs Windows 8 as I have lots of Windows games and use software such as Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign, and Nik Software.
Windows in general is also still better as a HTPC due to things like flash support.
As time goes on, Linux alternatives are getting better. Games are also starting to show up more on Linux, thanks to Valve and Steam.