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NewsForge: One Small Business's Year without Windows

May 23, 2005, 20:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alan N. Canton)

"My company, Adams-Blake Co., started its business life on a Macintosh platform and moved to Windows in 1995. By late 2001, administration had gone from a chore to a nightmare. When it was again time to upgrade we decided to change to Linux. We began with Mandrake, then tried Slackware, and now run a few machines with Mepis. We've always had a challenge to see if we could not use Windows for an entire year. We've never been able to do it--until now.

"All of our other business functions are covered with Linux. On the desktop, we use Moneydance for accounting. We use Microsoft Word under the CodeWeavers CrossOver Office, and OpenOffice.org for spreadsheets and presentations..."

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