There is a wonderful little article about the Yankee Group’s reaction to criticism of their surveys.
I’m not as forgiving as Laura DiDio. My entire undergraduate education was heavily Linux-based, and as I saw it, there were very few reasonable opinions. It was either love linux above all else and bash Microsoft with idiotic assertions, or be quiet.
Linux might be cool and fun to geek around with, but I mostly want to get work done. Linux doesn’t do it as well as Microsoft.