I had hoped to exclaim “Microsoft-Free in 2003!” but I’ve been a little busy.
Interoperable is not just the slogan of the blog, but a philosophy that all tools work better than any single one; a group of minds is greater than their sum. So, this is no abandonment of anything, rather an expansion of possibilities.
I’ve had several dual-boot machines for years, and have learned to work on them pretty interchangeably.
At the end of September 2006, I booted into the Ubuntu 6.06 distribution I had on the laptop and three days later I’m still working there. There are things I need other OSes for, but the transition is getting easier each time.