another answer to the question mohn had asked me once. why linux? low on motivation to read on linux?? read this. as usual a link from developerworks.
gentoo linux is a linux distro, founded by daniel robbins. read on to find out why he started with linux and made gentoo. pretty inspirational.
what do you guys think of open/free source. the concept of learning, sharing knowledge is what pulls me. the economics i am still not sure of. but i am sure some of the worlds best brains are involved in open source.