I have written here many times about the Linux operating system, and more specifically the Ubuntu distribution, with which I have been experimenting.  As a tech hobbyist, the Linux option has interested me for awhile, but I have not seen how it can really replace Windows or Mac in the law office (outside the server) without using Wine, Crossover, or VMWare for verticle market legal apps like case management or bankruptcy software.  However, I am certainly not the only one struggling with this.  A reader, Williamson Day, recently put me on to an Ubuntu Linux Discussion Group for lawyers that might well be worth a look if you are trying to see whether a switch to Linux will work for you.