"A classic Hollywood movie scene is the panoramic shot of a lone
horseback rider, out on the grassy rolling plain. The horse stops,
fidgeting. At first, all the horseman can hear is the sound of the
gentle breeze under a stark blue sky. Then, a sub-aural rumble
fills the air. Growing louder, the horseman stands up in the saddle
and squints in the direction of the sound. We, in the audience,
look, too--and leap out of our skins when dozens of bad guys come
roaring over the nearest hillock, right at our hero.
"Variations of this image have appeared in many films, and it
was the first thing to spring to mind when I read the Sydney
Morning Herald interview with Linus Torvalds on Tuesday
morning. In the article, Torvalds was asked to give his opinion on
Windows Vista and Mac OS X. And oh boy, did he..."