"Linux is an important part of the computing landscape. Important because open standards matter. Important
because it creates competition and a looming threat to
Microsoft. Important because it gives a large number of
geeks and wonks a religion to belong to--complete with
Religion is a good thing, I believe, right up to the moment it
makes a fool out of you. And a good many Linux?what's
the term? Proponents? Advocates? No, zealots!--yes, a
good many Linux zealots make fools of themselves." More at ZDNET.