Windows, aside from offering a narrow bug-infested OS, also ushered us into an era of monopoly capital that we haven't seen the likes of since the days of Ma Bell.

Braudel described the initial emergence of the "market" as being as difficult to manifest and establish as the camel of the scriptures passing through the eye of a needle...but then "the breaches grow wider" and gradually we move toward a fully marketized economy.

Similarly, in the Windows dominated monopoly there are a few voices, very tiny and most almost inaudible. Enter Linux. If anything points in the direction toward competitive capitalism it is in fact enterprises such as Linux. We are, to be sure, quite embryonic at this point while Windows dominates perhaps 90% of the market. But all these updates and upgrades from 10.0 to 10.1 to 10.3 to 11.0 are in fact triumphs along the mountainous trail of the pure competitive nature of capital.

It is early, yes, and perhaps we are on or in the periphery, but each step forward will bring the stone of David hurled at Goliath! Keep moving forward Linux--the future is bright and beaming! Let the spirit of Adam Smith live on! -joe