This wraps up my discussion on why law firms should switch from Windows or Mac OS to Linux. When I decided to write on this topic I was well aware of the fact that this wasn’t a burning question in the mind of many lawyers. The fact of the matter, however, is that as attorneys find their practices increasingly struggling (spoiler alert about some upcoming articles), it’s going to be crucial that firms focus on efficiency. Switching over to Linux can help a lawyer to go from looking like this:
To looking like this:
I’m assuming you’d rather look like the latter.
I looked at a few different topics over the course of this
manifesto discussion. My rants well-written discussions focused on:
- An overview of the Linux OS
- Software compatibility for Linux based law firms
- How switching to Linux will save a law firm money
- Why Linux improves a law firm’s cyber security
- Selecting a Linux computer for a law office
The big point I tried to stress in each of these articles is that switching to Linux will allow your law firm to operate more efficiently and at a lower cost. This, in turn, increases profits. There’s mounting evidence that the legal profession is melting down in 2018 (a topic I’ll be discussing in an upcoming article). Carrying an inefficient and bloated technology infrastructure just isn’t going to be an option for firms going forward.
Have you tried implementing Linux, or any open source software, in your practice? Please chime in through the comment form below.