I never felt that the naming issue was all that important, but I was obviously wrong, judging by how many people felt. I tell people to call it just plain Linux and nothing more.
There were open source projects and free software before Linux was there. Linux in many ways is one of the more visible and one of the bigger technical projects in this area, and it changed how people looked at it because Linux took both the practical and ideological approach.
See, you not only have to be a good coder to create a system like Linux, you have to be a sneaky bastard too.
Programmers are in the enviable position of not only getting to do what they want to, but because the end result is so important they get paid to do it. There are other professions like that, but not that many.
Any program is only as good as it is useful.
If Microsoft ever does applications for Linux it means I've won.
Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems.
Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.
Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program.
Software is like sex: it's better when it's free.
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