"There is, actually, a common thread in all of this
(well, except for the tornado part, but hey -- how often do you get
to survive a tornado? Damn straight I'm going to talk about it):
Linux is ready. More than ready.
Microsoft Corporation is fixing to release a new version of
Windows, called Windows XP. It builds upon and extends Microsoft
Corporation's tradition of deciding what's good for you. This
includes occasional communication with the mother ship in Redmond,
Washington. Anyone with a brain equal to or greater than the size
of a pea recognizes the potential for abuse this entails, and
anyone who has been paying the slightest bit of attention has no
doubt that Microsoft Corporation will capitalize on it. They are
very bad guys.
This fact, along with the .NET crap, will not go unnoticed.
People will be looking for alternatives. (Well, the sheeplike
dimwits won't, but sheep are meant to be fleeced, no?) (And until
AbiWord admits "dimwits" into its dictionary, it KWord will remain
my Linux word processor of choice. Then again, AbiWord thinks
"AbiWord" is a misspelling.)"