for me one of the small kicks to using linux is that the open source model stands in such blatant opposition to traditional capitalism.
(grin), I can see the point, but....
Well,,,, "oposition" hmmmm, not really. Traditional capitalism was always about the people owning the means of capital. That is, via the issuing of shares. It's just that the more totalitarion/psychopathically oriented types saw a chance to exploit that system. And thats what they did.
But what about the illogical reasons,
But if it is a reson then it can't be illogical (that dosen't make sense) (grin) hehehe.
I used to like Borlands CBuilder, along with the various Java ide's that used to be widely available via mag discs. Visual J, PowerJ etc.
But if i was still doing Windows i doubt if i would have learn't much in the long run. Everything is so closed down in that system. The lid just wont pry off. And i'm sure most of you would be aware of the extornsionist fees that are charged for those crummy 8 week intensive IT,courses they like to hawk. Linux is fresh air.
Plus you get to say things like awk and gawk etc. Plus multi virtual screen pages, which i just could not live without now. It's all pluses from any particular angle really.
For me, a feature I love is that, unlike Windows, I can install Linux in English. Not American-English. English. I can change settings such as fonts and colours. I do this in the control centre etc, etc...
I recognise that, when all is said and done, this doesn't really matter. My computer is no easier to use nor is it more productive or efficient.
(grin), isn't that somewhat contradictory ajCham