I'm sure many of you have heard of the guitar strings manufacturer, Ernie Ball and the fiasco they went though with M$ a few years ago and are now completely non-Microsoft. Anyway, this is an interview with the CEO, Sterling Ball. It mainly discusses what happened and his company's transition to the world of Linux. It's an interesting, and even humorous, read.

Rockin' on without Microsoft

Ernie Ball is pretty much known as a musician's buddy. How does it feel to be a technology guru, as well?

I think it's great for me to be a technology influence. It shows how ridiculous it is that I can get press because I switched to OpenOffice. And the reason why is because the myth has been built so big that you can't survive without Microsoft, so that somebody who does get by without Microsoft is a story.