Electricians, plumbers and all types of tradesmen use there own tools to do there jobs. Now its a little different for us the the IT world as the majority of our tools are software, but I'm wondering I think if you work in a heavy IT roll shouldn't you have your own laptop with your own tools that you prefer to use. I took a old box we had laying around. Installed ubuntu, and got a few apps running in Wine and I've been working our network with it, replying to emails, and all and nobodies noticed. I'm wondering should companies have guys in differnet roles have there own boxes "as long as they are checked out by security" and let them use the tools they are more comfortable with to provide the best quality of work?