I do it a lot and was feeling like a pioneer but I was fooling myself. Many others do the same. It’s just a better way to do IT. See Dumping Windows. The blog entry is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s one fellow’s viewpoint. Then look at the comments. A bunch of people are doing the same things in similar circumstances: that other OS falling down all over and instead of “fixing it” yet again, they install GNU/Linux and gain a lot of time, freedom and peace of mind. I know I did. I do work hard with GNU/Linux but now it is productive work, making the system better for users instead of working for free for M$ re-installing/re-imaging their flaky OS.
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My MissionMy observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. I do not care whether my solution is the same as yours. I like to think for myself.
My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. I have been blessed by working in schools where students and school systems have benefited by good, modular software easily installed in most systems.
I have shown GNU/Linux to thousands of students and hundreds of teachers over the years and will continue in some way doing that until I die in spite of the opposition.