EBrown - so glad to have run into a Linux expert like you. Ubuntu is the best version of Linux I've personally seen, but as I made it clear earlier on this thread, I'm not a Linux expert and you obviously are.
My question to you is: do you have an opinion on IBM's "Microsoft-free" desktop? How about Microsoft's 3 billion dollars for their cloud computing centers? Or Ruby, Curl, Perl, and the like? Java I do have an opinion about - it cost 2 billion dollars and slowed down the whole internet.
Can't always post due to travel, but can always read, so look forward very much to any comments you or others here may have. Thanks.