I have 5 computers running Windows 10 Pro. A laptop running Windows 10 Home. I have 3 Puppy Linuxes on USB’s, 3 Fedora 33 Cinnamon Spin Linuxes on USB’s, 2 AlmaLinux OS Linuxes on USB’s, 2 CentOS Stream Linuxes on USB’s – *ALL* of those Linuxes on USB’s can run on any of the mentioned 5 computers plus that laptop. I have a Flip Phone running Android 8.1.0. Have a HP Chromebook – 14a-na0023cl running Chrome OS. Have a converted Chromebook, Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) XE521QAB-K01US, running a dual-boot of CloudReady OS & Fedora 34 Cinnamon Spin. I think that’s it – w/o counting anything in the remote storage shed.

How many ‘Different’ OSes am I running?

  • 1) Windows 10 (is counted as ONE OS).
  • 2) Android (proprietary OS w/ modified Linux kernel).
  • 3) Chrome OS (Ditto on the proprietary OSbutw/ modified ‘sOmEtHiNg’).
  • 4) Linux (is counted as ONE OS – that includes Puppy, Fedora, AlmaLinux, CentOS Stream & CloudyReady).

OK…that’s Four OSes, and I suspect that most people run at least Two OSes.


Dat durn Cloud…AGAIN!?!


Keep saying that I need to learn more about ‘Dat durn Cloud, but for some reason I keep avoiding it!? Now I find this (3 days after the news is out on it) – Windows 365 Cloud PC:

As some regions begin to make their way out of the challenges and disruption of the past 18 months, we’re seeing a new world of work emerge. Organizations everywhere have transformed themselves through virtual processes and remote collaboration. And as people embrace hybrid work—with people returning to the office, continuing to work from home, or some mix of the two—things will be different all over again.

Hybrid work!?!?!?!?!

What is hybrid work?

Hybrid work has many variations. Some companies might allow every employee the flexibility to work on-site and remotely part of the week. Other companies might have employees working either full-time remote or full-time on-site. And others might allow a combo of the two.

I spent many years as a criminal, committing a variety of Hybrid Crimes, so humble me fully understands the need to be flexible when working. For example, Armed Robbery needs to be a quick in ‘n out crime, whereas Growing Marijuana is more than likely going to be a yearlong crime.

Dat durn Cloud looks like some kind of Hybrid Crime Paradise, if you ask me, which may be one of the reasons I keep avoiding it.  😉

I’m running four OSes now, and most seem to have at least some connection/s to ‘Da Cloud/s. I uninstall most if not all the Windows 10 Cloud connections. Chrome OS ‘n CloudReady OS are still very new to me, but both have strong Cloud connections that I uninstall or ignore. I only use the phone for talking on. Linux I use for Portability and/or Rescue and/or Testing…knowing the Linux “Desktop” as I do, Cloud connections are probably just something else that doesn’t work…other than on CloudReady OS Linux.

Could Cloud PCs be Microsoft’s gateway to Chromebook-like hardware

snip … But what if you stretched that idea a bit by taking Microsoft 365 with Office apps and threw it onto a low-cost PC and used the Edge browser as your primary way of interacting with the computer? Now you have something that could compete directly with a Chromebook-style computer.

The writers are all speculating on what Windows 365 is going to be or going to do…they all might know even less than I do about ‘Dat durn Cloud!!!  😉

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!