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

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

by Tony Bove
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593270643
Publisher:
No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

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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