Lisa and I had a meeting with somebody the other day. As we sat in her office, the lady nodded toward an ageing PC and bemoaned the fact that “once you buy a new computer these days, it’s almost immediately out of date”.

It wasn’t the time or place to argue, but of course I feel differently.

Sure, if you’re locked into a Microsoft based system, you’re going to find yourself in a viscious upgrade cycle. You’ll constantly be watching for the latest version of Microsoft Office or anxiously wondering what their forthcoming Operating System will mean for you and your business.

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