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OfB.biz: Coming Home

Nov 12, 2003, 02:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Hurst)

[ Thanks to Timothy R. Butler for this link. ]

"It will always be about freedom.

"I have long contended that the ordinary desktop user cannot afford to become a partisan for any operating system or software. I don't begrudge partisans their love; we all need a place to call home. What I can never appreciate is the degree to which a vocal minority have so identified themselves with their favorite OS/distro that anything less than worship is taken as a personal insult. My sense is that, thankfully, most Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) users are not there.

"For me, and it seems many others, my computer is a tool, albeit my best tool for the work I do. When the use of That Monopoly OS became a threat to my work, I was forced to investigate alternatives. The search was made pleasant by my natural delight in conquering challenges. But I conquer them for a reason: they make my work easier in the long run. My love for tinkering and tweaking is tempered by my even greater love for what I do with my life..."

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