Now I like Linux a lot. I am a dedicated SlackWare user and fan. I've contributed pieces and parts to various areas. But, I fail to see why some people are so fucking rabid and die hard over the OS. Yes, it is a very good OS. Yes it is stable and secure. That is why I use it dammit. But seriously, why do we have to take down evil empires with it?
I always here how some uBB3r l33t g33k wants the l1nux z34l0ts to take over the world and kill microsoft. Now, although is an amusing thought, I seriously doubt it would help anything. If it weren't for Microsoft, people wouldn't be looking for alternatives, and thus, we would have no drive to make different software that works better. We also wouldn't have the fun we do everyday bashing Microsoft for there security holes. We also wouldn't have a lot of innovative technologies on the desktop. Although I hate to admit it, they have done alot of good work. The only problem is, when they make a new product that is rockin, they write horrid fucking code; Which results in Viruses galore.
I personally want to see Microsoft stay around forever and ever. I love seeing all of the drama coming from Redmond. I love watching them scramble to get patches out to fix something another patch broke. And all of the legal drama; oh man, lovely. I also want them to stick around to come up with other technologies that we can make a far superior alternative to.
As for all of you Zealots out there. Stop being so damn tight assed. Our beloved OS isn't going to fall to shambles if we don't defend it like 2 day old meat found in a garbage can by a hungry dog. Linux states enough on it's own just by running at a far more superior level.