I work for the ligiation field, which is dominated by Windows environments as that is what most laywers are using as are their clients. All of the tools we use are also written and and for Windows. We use windows, because it is whatever one is else is using and we cannot force the rest of our industry to change OS because it would make our lives simplier.
I've been mulling over a similiar problem, and after reading these posts think I'll go with the browser solution, since most of our applications are written that way as well, so my users will be able to stay in app they spend most of the time in anyways.
Yes Windows sucks, but I work at a company where all of its' clients, and their clients use Windows so what would be my incentive to even attempt to get IT to give me a *NIX box? I don't see much benefit there, if I have to interface with Windows all the time anyways. All the data I use would be NTFS, so seems kinda pointless to bang my head against the wall instead of just using Windows.
Not trying to cause any waves here, but thought I'd mention there are legitimate reasons for working in Windows. I'm pretty sure most ppl wouldn't quit a good paying job working perl in windows just because it was windows and not *nix. Would you?
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