"In 2001, Eric Skalwold was nearly finished installing Windows
XP onto his computer. Then he read the end-user agreement and
decided he couldn't consent to those terms.
"Skalwold said he heard whisperings of Linux, a computer
operating system that touts itself as 'free software.' This doesn't
mean they're giving it away; it's free in the way United States
citizens have free speech--a feature Skalwold said Microsoft