Celebrates First Annual 'wIndependence Day' with Essay Contest on Switching to Linux has declared July 4th, 2002 as the first annual 'wIndependence Day', which celebrates the growing use of Linux on business, government, educational institution and personal end-user computer desktops as an alternative to dependence on Microsoft's Windows operating system and associated products. To mark this occasion, is inviting readers to submit their 500-1000 word accounts of how they have 'kicked the Windows habit' or implemented Linux as a Windows-alternative in their company or organization. Twenty-five of the best essays submitted by midnight July 3rd will be selected for publication at and their authors will be awarded prizes from among the leading desktop-oriented Linux distributions and productivity tools providers.