I work at a university, and one of our faculty members often repeats to me,
"Software needs to be like a rock; it needs to be that easy to
she's right. Because if software is too hard to use, no one will want
to use it.
Open-source software developers have created an array of amazing programs
that provide a great working environment with rich functionality. At
work and at home, I routinely run Linux on my desktop, using Firefox
and LibreOffice for most of my daily tasks. I prefer to run open-source
software tools, and I think most Linux Journal readers do too.