"My reasoning: I'm happy with Linux. But as a reluctant
concession to the business world, I've installed Office 2003 using
CrossOver Linux. I also installed Internet Explorer, so I can use
the web interface of our Help Desk portal software, ConnectWise.
(Side note, WorksWithU's sister site, MSPmentor.net, covers
ConnectWise and other managed services tools closely.)
"And I also use Virtual Box to run a virtual machine of Windows
XP and Office and other common apps. I have two, if not three, ways
of running all of our critical business functions. After explaining
my preference of using Linux as my primary platform, his response
was, "well we can talk about it on Friday when I'm in your office.
I can explain my position better in person..."