This small business user was by no means alone in his sentiments on that forum. In fact, it typifies the issues facing millions of small businesses across the world.
Computers are supposed to help businesses get their work done, not get in their way. Yet for the small business owner above this was exactly the problem - the computer systems were preventing him/her from doing business.
So why would running a Linux distribution instead of Windows help a small business get work done more effectively? I can think of five good reasons off the top of my head. I'm sure others reading this could probably think of more.
I know Windows advocates - I refuse to call them fanboys because we're talking about business tools not music players and games consoles - will come up with every reason under sun as to why this is rubbish. There's a lot of money to be made from proprietary software therefore would we expect anything less? So here goes.