Friday, December 11, 2009

What OS are you running?

He asked 'What OS are you running?' And the question made me stop in my tracks.

 He asked 'What OS are you running"

Well, that's a good question, I started to reply. I've got a terminal session to my desktop: OS X.  But I'm also logged in via SSH to a linux server. And in a second terminal session you can't see, a Solaris 10 host! On the left: Windows Server 2003. What OS I'm running depends on what window I'm actually working in!  A few seconds ago I was logged in to the console of an F5 Local Traffic Manager and, man, they run some kind of wild-ass customized linux distro, so I was ...

Then I came to my senses: OS X, I said.  And he nodded and went away.

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