Free Software Magazine: Using Free Software to Build Professional and Life Skills
Feb 06, 2007, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Peck)
"There are many obvious and fundamental ways in which using free
software is good for you, such as choice, cost, and rights.
Additionally, there are more abstract fringe benefits that should
be considered as well. I feel that free software can be used to
build both professional and life skills.
"Consider the generic, most common software packages that you
use on an everyday basis. These generic solutions offer not
necessarily the path of least resistance, but the path of broadest
appeal or support. Sometimes, a specialized solution is more
appropriate. What better way to experiment with different tools and
techniques than to use free software...?"