"The story so far: In a quest to end my dependence on Microsoft,
I embarked on a 14-day experiment. I tossed all my Microsoft
programs and made Linux my primary operating system."
"But the experiment hasn't been totally painless. My new desktop
computer flaked out at the start, and I had to reinstall all the
software before it would work. The Linux programs lacked features
crucial to my work. And making the system do what I wanted was very
"But there have been bright spots. One of these is a package