Elisa wrote:BTW I do not like steroids and don't think Linux is a DOS on steroids.
I'd rather say Linux is like an eastern Guru's teaching practising in the 'western' or 'modern' aka commercial life...
I'd think of M$W as DOS on steroids: over-built & dangerous to the underlying 'physiology' of the system, & potentially leading to a heavy dependency.
While there are some Linuces that are like a certain type of eastern gurus doing the western way: 'I am the guru & if my distro doesn't work for you, then you can go elsewhere', the general ethos of Linux seems to be more along the lines of Osho/Baghwan Sri Rajneesh: 'What do you want to do?', or Don Shimoda: 'You're free to do whatever you want to do in life.'