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Penguin Pete's Blog: Why Linux Has Zealots

Dec 22, 2006, 02:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Now, when I say 'Linux,' just apply it in your mind to all of GNU, Linux, BSD, Open Solaris, Darwin (if it ever comes back), Plan 9, et cetera encompassing all of Free and Open Source software.

"So, why the zealotry? It's hard for the non-geek population to wrap their minds around the zealot factor. It's just a computer, isn't it? Why all the fuss? We geeks know how we are. We take a simple thing like playing a song and turn it into an anti-DRM crusade. Show us an RFID chip and we set off into a rant about rights to privacy. Write a web page for IE-only and watch the indignant geeks line up to decry the injustice..."

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