Ivanka from the Ubuntu Design Team twittered a hysterical link about the difference between Mac and PCs recently. It was an old article, from 1994 or some such, so they compared Mac to DOS, which is funny to start with. Of course, you can substitute “Windows” or even better, “Linux,” for DOS in this context.
About midway through the article, it really hit its stride, comparing the Mac/DOS debate to the Catholicism/Protestantism debate. Here’s the killer paragraph:
DOS is Protestant, or even Calvinistic. It allows free interpretation of scripture, demands difficult personal decisions, imposes a subtle hermeneutics upon the user, and takes for granted the idea that not all can achieve salvation. To make the system work you need to interpret the program yourself: Far away from the baroque community of revelers, the user is closed within the loneliness of his own inner torment.
Did I mention that last line about ‘loneliness of his own inner torment’ is substantially funnier if you substitute “Linux” for “DOS”?