Use the Source/Counter-Culture

"Linux is something for Windows haters, BSD is something for Unix lovers" - Heike S., February 1998

"Linux people do what they do because they hate Microsoft. We do what we do because we love Unix." - Theo de Raadt, founder of OpenBSD, quoted in "Is Linux For Losers?" at

"I view Linux as something that's not Microsoft-a backlash against Microsoft, no more and no less." - Ken Thompson, 1999

Here are more slogans taken from Transwiki:Useful unix command.

Linux: the choice of a GNU generation.

Windows: where do you want to go today? Linux: where do you want to go tomorrow?

This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down: please reboot using Linux.

``When you say `I wrote a program that crashed Windows', people just stare at you blankly and say `Hey, I got those with the system, for free'.'' - Linus Torvalds

Windows 2000, from the company that brought you EDLIN!

Linux: because rebooting is for adding new hardware.

Your mouse has moved. Windows NT must be restarted for the change to take effect. Reboot now [OK]?

Linux: transforms your microcomputer into a workstation. Windows NT: transforms your workstation into a microcomputer.


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