"In May of 2007 I wrote a post called Open Source and Microsoft
Free. Little did I know that this post would show up on Digg,
Slashdot, Craigslist, and several other popular web sites and
become a platform for both the Linux and Microsoft camps to wage
yet another flame war.
"This whole 'Microsoft free' experiment started when a colleague
of mine challenged me to eat my own dog food after reading many of
my posts about my dabbling with open source technologies. The next
day, after a few blue screens of death and various issues with
Outlook, I grabbed a Ubuntu CD and installed it on my laptop....at
work! From that day forward, I have not used a single Microsoft
product at work. It has been one year now and I have survived with
Thunderbird and Evolution, Open Office, Firefox, and many other
open source replacements for Microsoft products..."