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Andover News: Invisible Linux

Jun 25, 1999, 11:34 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

Thanks to Robin Miller for this link.

"I am typing these words into a computer running Linux, using a program called StarOffice 5.1 that has at least as much functionality as Microsoft Office 2000 running on Windows 98.

"There is no obvious way for me to tell that Linux, instead of Windows, is the operating system I'm running right now. I hit the keys and characters appear on the screen. I hit "save as" and my file is saved, in this case as HTML.

"Simple. Same as Windows. So, aside from the fact that StarOffice is free for personal use and Microsoft Office 2000 costs a bundle, does it really make any difference which operating system or which software package I use? Of course not. And a whole lot of people are starting to figure this out."

Complete story.