Joel Alleyne has just posted his Extreme Tech column for Slaw: Why You Should Take a Look at the Free / Open Source Software Movement. While I support the Open Source movement in principle, I have to admit not being personally involved and not knowing a lot about it. I do use (and love) both Firefox and Wordpress, so have to admit having personally benefited from the movement. I guess I have thought of it more as a coder/developer type of concept.
Adding to my "to do" list: exploring the links in Joel's post, trying some of these things out for myself. I have considered loading Linux on an old laptop. Maybe I should try Ubuntu? I know a number of others who have.
Photo source: Linux.org website