Just Say No to Microsoft: How to Ditch Microsoft and Why It's Not as Hard as You Think

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Just Say No to Microsoft begins by tracing Microsoft's rise from tiny software startup to monopolistic juggernaut and explains how the company's practices over the years have discouraged innovation, stunted competition, and helped foster an environment ripe for viruses, bugs, and hackers. Readers learn how they can dump Microsoft products--even the Windows operating system--and continue to be productive. The book also shows how to work successfully and seamlessly with computers and people who are still hooked on Microsoft software. Includes full explanations of alternate operating systems, such as Linux and Mac, and outlines various software applications that can replace the familiar Microsoft products.

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Tony Bove and Cheryl Rhodes are the authors of more than a dozen books on computing, desktop publishing, and multimedia. Tony is also a composer and touring musician.

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"A great job . . . explaining why one should keep away from Microsoft products on a technical, moral, and even philosophical level." -- Linux Magazine, May 2006

"An entertaining and useful read, and definitely something for Mac advocates everywhere to share with their PC-using pals." -- Apple Lust, April 7, 2006

"Every Microsoft engineer . . . should read it . . . to Tony Bove, you never expected an endorsement from a Microsoft employee, did you?" -- The Scobleizer, January 8, 2006

"Excellent, fun and easy to read . . . informative, inspiring, and has a 'free software, yay!' vibe about it." -- Free Software Magazine

"Offers a well-rounded total overview . . . examining wider cultural and historical issues as well as pursuing practical alternatives." -- Linux User & Developer

"Presents an unusually rational argument for getting Microsoft off computers . . . even Microsoft fanatics will learn more . . . from this book." -- Kickstart News, February 2006

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