I’m an open source proponent. I love what applications like Firefox, Thunderbird and OpenOffice are doing for the world. Open source software makes me feel safe, protected, in good hands and well supported. Now don’t get me wrong when I say I love open source. It doesn’t mean that I hate Windows and secretly install Linux on every PC I come across without the owner’s permission. It also doesn’t mean that I don’t want to do so – I’d love to make people switch to Linux, pretty much the way I almost force people to use Firefox and Thunderbird these days. But the biggest reason behind my fervent evangelism of Firefox, which is also the biggest reason behind my lack of the same for the Linux operating system, is ease of use.