I recently helped a friend with a dead Dell recover his files with the help of Knoppix, a Linux distro that boots right off a CD. I shared this success story with some friends of mine, one of whom wittily commented:
> thank you linux… thank you for booting our dead windows computers so we can reinstall windows. You’re a really great… friend.
> I know.. i know.. don’t feel sad.. we’ll always be friends.. I just.. don’t like you that way. Ya know?
> Linux is the nerd who did your homework for you in high school while you were dating the quarterback.