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NewsFactor: Joining the Cult of Linux

Aug 16, 2003, 05:30 (32 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Maguire)
Linux proponents, at times, exhibit an almost religious zeal for their operating system. As an open-source OS, Linux is not simply an alternative--it is a completely new way of looking at development...

"In addition to promoting lofty sentiments, Linux has begun to offer real competition to the Windows OS. Imagine--an OS based on cooperative sharing competing with an OS developed by a company the U.S. government has found to be a monopolist.

"It is a prospect that has filled many Linux adherents--already believing the open-source gospel--with a powerful urge to preach and convert..."

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