During my Googling around the Internet, I found this article from David Bond who describes himself as “Editor – Silver Valley Mining Journal, Reporter, mining issues for national publications, Award – winning journalist.” And he has written a article tracing his exploits from a Microsoft user back in the days of DOS up to his current use of Ubuntu, in which he describes himself as ‘Free At Last”
David takes us through the evolution of Microsoft’s many operating systems he has used and also back into the days of old, when Radio Shack still sold computers and 128k was a bunch of memory. But as he tells his story there is one underlying fact that keeps surfacing as he writes.
Paying Microsoft year after year for a new operating system and new software. Even when the user is happy with the old OS, they are forced into the next best and greatest. So David describes how he got off the Redmond merry-go-round and joined the happy campers at Ubuntu. He also takes you through his learning experience with Firefox and Open Office.
Overall, this article is not unique. It is just one man expressing the frustration that many are starting to feel about Microsoft.
You can read his exploits here.
[tags]microsoft, linux, ubuntu, firefox, open office, [/tags]