Nerds only might find this article interesting in which Jaron Lanier laments the fact that most of the open source effort has gone into making “another Unix”.
[And I might add not a very good one. Ever since the photo.net Oracle database was migrated from Sun Solaris to Dell/Linux the site has been very shaky. I’m not involved in running the site anymore but as I understand it one of the guys has essentially had to move into the colocation cage to keep poking at Linux. Maybe Linux really is secretly funded by Microsoft…]