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re: Create a clear separation between "home" and "work" space. This allows one to easily "enter" or "leave" work-mode. You also should probably make ...
 

In my case another OS installation is an overkill. I only use the computer to work. There is no "home" stuff in my computer. And i am married with two kids. All our family pics and videos are on a separate drive and also i upload them to amazon glacier. Cause you know, you never know.

 

I think what is meant is a second user/login to windows/macos/linux. The idea is that you can turn down the noise of notifications by switching accounts so you can more easily separate work from home life. This applies to BYOD. When you use company/client hardware there is no such need and typically you are not an administrator of the laptop so cannot add a personal user for social computing.

I have both situations. On my own personal macbook I have two users. The first is my personal login for hobbies and social. I then have a separate user where I have the work of a start up I am involved with. I also have a client supplied windows laptop for my current primary contract gig. That laptop is completely locked down with only their work on it to connect to their networks over vpn and remains the clients property to be returned after the gig.

Cool idea to separate users spaces. I think I might try that...

Only downside I could possibly see if wanting to use a tool setup perhaps for work in one space in another for tinkering or grokking or whatnot. Global install should solve that though and it’s not as if these tools are too terribly difficult to setup...

I talked about both solutions: a separate login, or a separate OS.

The second one is nice if you have some sensitive work stuff, or softwares with versions that may overlap, or if you just don't want to risk messing stuff.

The same hardware for two different computers and uses

On my mac I put things into /Users/Shared which is usable by both accounts. You still have to set file permissions so shared git repos are writeable to both but it's not hard.

softwares with versions that may overlap

If you actually have to deal with software that you both need multiple different versions of and it doesn't support installs with multiple different versions on the same system, you've got bigger issues than work/home separation...

Ye, software with shitty installer.

Looking at you, every auto and unconfigurable installer that ships with almost every electron app.

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