Blogcritics: A Non-Techie Discovers Free, Legal Software
Jan 03, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Diane Kristine)
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"Though I'm reasonably comfortable with computers--to use, not
to sound intelligent about--and I like the opportunity for playtime
they provide, I'm not what the techies would call an early adopter.
It was probably a year after my brother encouraged me to get out of
my Internet Explorer comfort zone and try Firefox before I took the
plunge. Then I kicked myself for not doing it sooner.
"I get that open source means the underlying code is made freely
available so any old geek can work with it, leading to improvements
and add ons, but it's not as though I'm ever going to do that. To
me, open source means free software that can compete with the big
boys--and often blow them out of the water..."