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Reinstall Challenge 2019

Reinstall Challenge 2019

Initially a challenge by roguewhaler and otherjared in 2012 to keep the number of OS reinstalls per computer down to 5 per year, I am continuing to keep track of just how ridiculous I am.

Item of Note: This is the first year that I have not re-installed my primary computers on New Year Day on principle.

Note that each reinstall referenced here is a complete nuke n pave. Point updates and standard maintenance updates are not noted here.

Last Updated: 2019-04-04

Computers

Myyah

Dell XPS 13 9370 Developer Edition notebook

Date Operating System Reason
2018-11-22 System76 Pop!_OS 18.10 Back to Linux 100% because I'm ridiculous
2019-04-01 Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Azure training; Final Fantasy XIV works way better than WINE

Tali

Custom Built computer

Date Operating System Reason
2019-04-01 Microsoft Windows 10 Home First install; gaming HTPC

Twilight

Custom Built computer

Date Operating System Reason
2018-12-08 System76 Pop!_OS 18.10 I'm really liking what Pop!_OS is doing
2019-04-01 Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Azure training; Final Fantasy XIV works way better than WINE

Devices

Kero

Apple Watch Series 4 smartwatch

Date Operating System Reason
2019-03-28 watchOS 5.1.1 Shipped with

Sakura

Apple iPhone Xs Max smartphone

Date Operating System Reason
2018-12-23 iOS 12.1.2 DFU restore after phone wouldn't turn on after 23 hours of charging

Umi

Apple iPad mini (5th generation)

Date Operating System Reason
2019-04-xx iOS 12.xx Shipped with

Retirements

Codex

Custom Built NAS

Date Operating System Reason
2018-04-01 Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Native BackBlaze support
2019-03-29 -- Retired. Catastrophic hardware failure.

Fuu

Apple iPad Pro (12.9)

Date Operating System Reason
2018-09-29 iOS 12.0 First install; inherited from Jessica
2019-04-05 -- Retired. Acquired Umi. Pro features awesome, but the size not for me for a tablet

Previous Years

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