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Sep 13, 2006, 00:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Time to get on with the move. Giving up Windows is like kicking a drug habit. It's easier to take the path of least resistance and keep using. If quitting proprietary software was a twelve step program--although, let's not push the analogy too far--maybe after admitting we were powerless over our proprietary programs, coming to believe that a Higher Power could restore us to Freedom, and so on and so forth, maybe we'd... make a searching and fearless inventory of cross-platform free programs we could run on Windows first so that a new operating system wouldn't be entirely alien when we finally sobered up and moved to GNU/Linux?

"Or something like that..."

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