I'm Julius Schwartzenberg and I'm currently in my final year at school. I've been a Windows user for a very long time, but I've been using GNU/Linux now for about 1.5 years on my main desktop. I already had been trying out different GNU/Linux distros for several years before I fully switched and I had also already switched to Mozilla and StarOffice. There are still many Windows applications I would like to use on GNU/Linux though.
In the next couple of years, I really see Wine running almost every Windows application better than Windows itself does. I really got hooked to Wine when I got UltraHLE to work in Wine and it was running a lot faster in it than it did in Windows on my comp. I also find it amazing that Crossover just runs MS Office and Internet Explorer, while I have seen several Windows installations that were completly broken after trying to install one of these two.
That was back in 2004. Now I finished university and am working as a software developer. I am still using Wine from time to time and managed to contribute some small patches.
We're rebels. We're misfits. But mostly, we're software liberators. And we're very, very good at what we do. We have to be. Lots of developers work with open source, but only a tiny fraction of those are good enough to get software that was designed for one platform to work on another one. We invented CrossOver software - a unique approach to cross-platform compatibility that does not require dual-boot or another OS license. We launched PortJump to help app and game developers broaden their market beyond Windows® users. And we launched ExecMode to help organizations solve really ugly technical challenges.