"The most persistent complaint you hear about Linux from the
wintel community is that it's for geeks--and that the geeks
involved so rejoice in their geekiness that it's off-putting to the
sensible majority represented by who ever happens to be
"This used to be true for a minority of those involved with
Linux--as witness the widespread use of the intentional, compiler
stopping, minor error in the distributed source to frighten off the
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