An Open Response To A Windows® Bigot's Ramblings

I had bookmarked a page for reading later that had a thought-provoking title: "Why Bill Gates is still rich".  Now I freely admit on many things I am very highly opinionated.  But I really, really don't think I'm so opinionated (as some other people I know) that I can't step back and admit there are deficiencies, in some cases very major deficiencies, in my famous and favorite OS, Linux. As a matter of fact, one of the cited references, Eric S. Raymond, has written about the deficiencies of Linux and the open source community, and I agree with a lot of them.

Although I could do a paragraph-by-paragraph analysis of Joseph Betz's admitted screed, it's hardly worth the time.  There are a lot of problems with the statements made, but what it boils down to is the following: