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Brits to test life without Windows   
Wednesday, May 13 2009 @ 01:53 PM EDT
Contributed by: sde

Two British IT workers are planning to spend a month without Windows, using GNU/Linux instead in a project designed to see whether "the Linux operating system is capable of delivering the function and style of delivery that an established Windows user can adapt to easily."

Blair Thompson and Derek Cook, both self-confessed Windows addicts, are Microsoft applications instructors and have 30 years of PC experience between them. Both have used Microsoft products from DOS to Windows 7 RC.

In a post on their website, they said the experiment, which they have named A Room wihtout Windows, would not get into the question of which was better, GNU/Linux or Windows. They plan to begin the 31-day project by the third week of May.

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