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Productivity Cast

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The weekly show about all things personal productivity

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007 Getting Control of your Hardware, Part 2 – ProductivityCast

In the last episode, Augusto posed a question for the ProductivityCast team about how we chose the hardware we use today, to be most productive. Much of the discussion centers on operating systems, as you’ll see from this second part of that discussion, about our own choices in hardware, software ecosystems, and operating systems. They’re so intrinsically connected today. Though, as Ray will note, that’s all going to change eventually!

Do you have thoughts or questions after listening to today’s episode about choosing the best productivity hardware (or platform) for your situation? Let us know and we’ll try to answer your question on an upcoming episode!

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In this Cast

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Francis Wade

Show Notes

Resources we mention, including links to them will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context.

Parallels Desktop Emulator

GNU with Linux

Test Drive PC Game

PageMaker (Mac)

Microsoft Publisher

Open Source Software

Scribus

Inkscape

PhotoShop

Google Drive

Mozy Backup

The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz, PhD

Open Document Format

How to Install ChromeOS on an Old Computer/Laptop

How to Install Chrome OS on Any PC and Turn It Into a Chromebook

NeverNote/NixNote (Evernote alternative for Linux)

Adult scoliosis

Scrivener

Things

OmniFocus

DayOne

1Password

Andromeda - Fuschia

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are you ready to manage your work and

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personal world better to live a more

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fulfilling productive life then you've

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come to the right place

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welcome to productivity cast the weekly

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show about all things productivity here

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are your hosts ray Sidney-Smith and

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Augusto Pinaud so last time we got

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together we were discussing about the

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different you know tools and hardware

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pieces of hardware we have the windows

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to max the iPad the tablets and

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everything else and but I wanted to

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continue the discussion into how to

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choose because Francis I know it's on a

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Windows machine I am mostly on an iPad

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and you know have access to to a Mac if

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I need to but but hasn't always been

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like that you know and it has changed

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over the years and have jumped from the

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Mac to the PC to the Mac and and

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different things so doesn't matter which

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operating system you are for the 90% of

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the things you know you can go

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Chromebooks and be ok

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iPad and be ok windows and be ok

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and then the Mac you keep on to those

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four and even Linux introduced those 5

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operating systems you can really do 90

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percent and now it's a matter of

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software specific that will limit a

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matter of capability it's less and less

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these days so I'm curious how we can how

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we choose which hardware to use and what

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are those criteria that we have for the

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hardware we use and and what we will

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recommend people you know when they need

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to choose a different kind of hardware

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and we have with us our regular

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