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NewsForge: On becoming a total Linux user

Jan 13, 2001, 11:35 (15 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"After reading a story about how Microsoft is now openly admitting that Linux is the number one threat to Windows, I realized that I am one of very few people whose entire home/office computer network is 100% Microsoft-free. And I manage to get along just fine, thank you."

"I use my computers for work all day, every day, on NewsForge and other OSDN Web sites. I am not on the geek/programmer side of the house. I am a writer. And I have all the Linux word processors and text processors and other tools I need to do my job, and then some."

"For instance, I'm writing this as a break from writing a chapter for an upcoming book for which many of the illustrations are going to be screenshots of Web sites, and I am using a little utility called Ksnapshot (part of KOffice) to grab them. Almost every time I have some little computing task I need to perform, it seems I have a utility somewhere on my machine that will do it, up to and including a choice of three pieces of presentation software that will let me produce slide shows with as much obnoxious animation as the worst PowerPoint display you ever saw."

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