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OSWeekly: Mixing Politics and Linux: So Uncool

Mar 21, 2007, 04:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brandon Watts)

[ Thanks to Matt D. for this link. ]

"There’s no denying the fact that Linux had an underground and alternative feel to it at first, and even down to this day, it’s (dare I say) almost a hip thing for geeks to be intimately familiar with. If you could bust out some Linux know-how, then you were accepted by your peers. It’s almost like some sort of twisted gang, except with smaller arms, higher pants, and weekly meetings in their parent’s basements. Today, Linux has become more widespread and accessible, but with that said, it still sort of feels like an exclusive group. Well, starting immediately, any correlation of Linux and the underground has officially been called off due to the French."

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