DesktopLinux.com: wIndependence Day 2002
Jul 01, 2002, 10:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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"DesktopLinux.com has proclaimed July 4th, 2002 to be the first
annual wIndependence Day. Coinciding with the US Independence Day
holiday, wIndependence Day celebrates the burgeoning use of Linux
on business, government, educational institution, and personal
end-user computer desktops as an alternative to dependence on
Microsoft's Windows operating system and associated products.
Thousands of dollars worth of prizes for the celebration's essay
contest are being donated by CodeWeavers, ELX, Lindows.com,
Lycoris, MandrakeSoft, Opera, Sun Microsystems, SuSE, theKompany,
and Ximian, providers of the leading desktop-oriented Linux
distributions and productivity tools.
"To turbocharge this year's wIndependence Day celebration,
DesktopLinux.com is inviting readers to send in their 500-1000 word
accounts of how they have 'kicked the Windows habit' or implemented
Linux as a Windows-alternative in their company or organization.
Twenty-five of the best essays submitted by midnight July 3rd will
be selected for publication at DesktopLinux.com beginning on July
4th, and their authors will be awarded prizes..."