"A recent thread in our Geekzone discussion forums illustrated a
couple of interesting points about the way Linux proponents talk
about their favourite OS and about the way other (non-Linux) users
tend to react to this. This is about perception and also about an
apparent disconnect between those two user groups, which
continuously leads to unnecessarily raised tensions. I will try to
shed some light on the reasons for this. Hopefully, I can also
suggest ways to keep discussions from deteriorating in the
"To quickly summarize without repeating all details: The thread
started out by one user suggesting that everyone should try the new
Ubuntu 7.10 so that we can all kick Microsoft out of our lives and
off our computers and get into the world of open source..."
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