A year without Windows

Adams-Blake Co. has been running its business completely free of Windows for an entire year. Company president Alan Canton tells the full story.

Our business is not that different from most others. We have products (books), services (consulting), and employees. If we can go Windowless, others can as well.

While the year wasn’t without its technical challenges, it did have some advantages.

Oh, and let me tell you how many times we had to reboot, how many viruses we got, and how much adware and spyware we were infected with. Can you spell Z-E-R-O?

Those of you still stuck behind a Windows box: Take heart. There is hope.

This was the first time we’ve been able to go a full year without booting Windows. Linux has been slow in coming to the small business sector, but it’s almost here now.

One thought on “A year without Windows

  • January 26, 2007 at 6:59 pm

    The Linux desktop is certainly improving these days. Mandriva One is a great starter desktop for those looking to switch over from Windows. I hear Linspire is as well. I have tried XandrOS and it installs more smoothly than Windows and runs much better.

    I think now that VMWare, Lin4Win, Codeweavers Crossover and Wine are out there so people can run Windows applications in Linux, they’ll start to switch more.

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