Client

Operating Systems

Since we’re mostly working with MacBooks, the recommended client operating system is macOS.

Hint

You can also work with Linux or Windows, however there’s no support and you’re on your own.

Automations

Most automations are built for macOS and/or *NIX systems, such as:

  • Infrastructure services (e.g. WLAN)

  • Makefiles (i.e. the use of the make command vs. bat files)

  • Python packages (e.g. paths /example/path vs C:\example\path)

  • Linting (e.g. \n vs. \r\n)

Hint

If you don’t want to use macOS, and since macOS is similar to a *NIX based system, you might be happier with a *NIX system than Windows.

Support

macOS is the only supported operating system for clients at confirm IT solutions.

Warning

As mentioned above, if you don’t use macOS, you’re on yourself regarding the support. Since we’re not willing to pay for the PITA support of “rogue” systems, the following rule applies:

{MAX PAID TIME FOR SUPPORT} = {TIME REQUIRED TO SOLVE THE ISSUE ON MACOS} x 2

All time exceeding the formula above, has to be spent in spare time.