July 9, 2001

Operating without Microsoft

Author: JT Smith

A Denver Post columnist tries to write a column without using Microsoft. Yes, he can do it, using Red Hat, so that means to him that Microsoft is not a monopoly. "So it is possible to perform a regular task that involves a normal personal computer without using
any Microsoft products. Thus it must be concluded that Microsoft is not a monopoly.

But was it worth the trouble? The hacking and experimenting reminded me of learning to do these
things on an Osborne in 1986, back when computers were fun, rather than appliances. And it
was refreshing to be getting the computer to do what I wanted it to do, rather than trying to
figure out how Windows wanted it done."

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