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Free Software Magazine: How Many Meters in Elegance?

May 31, 2006, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alan Berg)

"It is raining in Amsterdam and I have a nice warm feeling in my stomach from a glass of red wine. I am lucky; I am forced to contemplate the wine for the next five minutes instead of doing any real work. My Windows XP box is starting up. I have two dual boot systems at home. In the past, I stopped my house from being a GNU/Linux only shop due to Word compatibility issues, legacy games that my kids love and the Exchange server that keeps my mail whole for me at my work. But now, with OpenOffice.org word filters being at a height of compatibility and a mail program that handles the proprietary MAPI protocol with grace, I sit here wondering why I am still waiting...?"

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