“The system surprised us one day when a user’s Windows install went corrupt on her laptop and she accidentally installed Linux. When her laptop couldn’t boot from the hard drive, it automatically booted from the network. When she got the PXE install menu she just hit enter, installing a Linux desktop with all of our default network security settings and applications. She then logged into it with her network account and emailed me to say that her Windows had updated and she wanted to know why her Microsoft Office looked so different now and “Where did Outlook go?” We had a good laugh over how Linux is so easy you can install and configure it by accident now, even on a laptop.”
See Tony Maro: My Linux StoryI chuckled when I read this (->) in an article about a growing business preferring GNU/Linux and FLOSS for just about everything, saving a bundle and having total control of IT rather than being anyone’s slave… That’s freedom.
I’ve been experiencing that freedom for 15 years now. I use Debian GNU/Linux for everything and do some PXE installations right in my own home now that I’m retired, none of them by accident, however. 😉 I certainly can live without software from M$.