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Apr 13, 2006, 21:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Devlin M. Gualtieri)

"My employer supplies me with an excellent office computer. It has a Microsoft Windows operating system operating system, and the Microsoft Office suite with word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database and mail programs. I have added various scientific programs for statistics and graphing, and a few programming languages for data analysis.

"If I were to duplicate this computing environment at home, it would cost me a small fortune. Instead, I have the equivalent functionality at no cost beyond the cost of the computer itself. My home computer uses the free Linux operating system and free application programs..."

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