Removing Microsoft From Your Life

from the take-a-stand dept

The SJ Merc’s Dan Gillmor has decided that he’s so sick of Microsoft that he’s going to try to remove them as much as possible from his life. Now, I know for a lot of techies, that’s not such a big deal. But, for a journalist, that is still pretty big. I’d be interested to see how well it works out for him. Of course, he’s not going to totally get rid of Microsoft. He needs Outlook apparently to do email at work. He’s decided however, that he won’t put Windows XP on his machine because of the ridiculous copy protection scam MS is running. As I said, lots of techies live without Microsoft, but it will be interesting to see if a plain old journalist can survive very long without them. Also, it will be more interesting to see if others start to follow suit.

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