"...Microsoft isn't in the bridge-playing business. It
has, however, overbid its hand and it might just be time for you to
become its ex-partner.
It is, in short, time to seriously consider Linux as a desktop
operating system. If it isn't time to develop a migration plan,
it's certainly time to perform a cost/benefit analysis.
It's a triple irony: The timing coincides with Dell dropping its
support for Linux; it comes just as Microsoft has finally achieved
sufficient OS stability to eliminate that as a differentiator; and
it is Microsoft, through its licensing shenanigans -- not any of
Linux's backers -- that has made Linux a credible option for
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