On his way from MacOS to BeOS, author Neal Stephenson spends a
few years passing through Linux.
He chooses Debian as his distribution of choice because of its
superior bug fixing database.
But ultimately Stephenson's interest in computing and operating
systems is purely functional. Although he does nothing better than
write _in full_ about his subject, it is sad that in his sojourn
through Linux he seems to have totally missed the empowering ideas
and benefits of Free Software.