It is a pleasure to join this forum.
After using unix for a while, I have used Microsoft for 8 years, when started working in an environment that was running only on windows platform. Then, for 8 years, a very close friend told me several times to move into linux, and leave windows.
When I decided to really leave MS? In the day that even with all security measures like firewall, anti-virus, both computers at home and office were hacked in the same day attempting to access sensitive information. For that period, before the invasion happened, I have done before all backups and cleaned the machines HD -- because it was expected to happen given the profile of the project I was implementing, and therefore no information was hacked. But the point is, from that day ... I really quit from windows. I can say, that it was the best thing done, and that I just missed for not having done it before.
For being against invasion, piracy and bad hacking, was the reason also why I decide to move into Open Technology spirit -- as the only way to get rid of patent trolls and bogus IP's.
I am an engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, and scientist using computers as aided tolls for development of nanotechnology manufacturing. I hold BS-CSc, MS-EE, PhD-Biomedical & MAE.
If someone is interested, and want more details about what I develop, just check here: www.firstnanorobot.org
btw, here was my first post.. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...science-814060
-- I hope you can find interesting, informative and enjoy it.