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The Year of the Open Source Desktop

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It's that time of year again, when I am forced to use the Windows operating system.

This is not to imply that I only use Windows once a year; would that that happy reality were true. But, when traveling, or visiting a public terminal somewhere around town, I do use Windows because I (a) haven't got my Linux laptop or (Cool it's faster to just grit my teeth and perform the task rather than wait for Linux to boot up.

Those are instances of using Windows by choice. This is the time of year, however, that I have to use Windows.

Yes, it's tax time again. All my forms are in, and I get to perform my annual rev up of TurboTax. I have been using it for many years, and honestly it's one of the nicer applications I have ever run on any operating system. I must be honest in that respect and give Intuit their props (except for that DRM issue a couple years back). I just wish they'd port something over to Linux.

I am wondering if perhaps a common-platform technique that all apps could work with might not be a better idea. Something that would run on top of Linux, or OS X, or even Windows. Something ubiquitous; not a mere emulation.

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