So I wanted to get this out on a forum. I work for a college IT department while I am still a student. I am a to-be senior right now and have worked for them my entire time at college. Since I have been here, I have convinced them to buy more Macs, a decision that ultimately led to me getting a raise because of cost savings. It went from having up to 15% of the Windows machine down at any one time to less than 1% of our machines down at any time. Combine this with Apple's amazing enterprise support, easier and cheaper licensing options and simply better hardware, overall the college is really pleased and my co-workers love it. Besides, those who really want to run Windows can with Bootcamp and they still have a safe partition where they can store mission-critical data. I also have another mission since I have started working here, which is to try to use as much open-source software as possible. When students asked for an IM client, we flashed Adium to every machine. VLC is the video player, Firefox is our standard browser and we use Bugzilla to track problems in internal software. Hell, our web server finally switched over to Apache and the money we have saved in licensing alone bought us a new mac pro. The problem is that I just got a new boss and he seems to hate open-source software. Doesn't trust the idea that anyone has access to the source-code. He is pushing to undo almost everything I have done within the department and trying to get us to go back to buying from Dell, even though they cheated the college out of tens of thousands of dollars with shoddy repairs and promising on-site support and then sending people that were unable to do anything beyond simple repair. Why do people hate open-source software? Also, why can some people just not use a mac? If its running Windows, why are there some people who just cannot handle the idea that there is an Apple logo on their machines? I have a meeting tomorrow to discuss all this with the Technology Committee and I'm so pissed I don't know what to do. Is there anybody out there with similar experiences?