Simon just wrapped up a shoot-the-bull session, which degenerated into a discussion of Sun v. Microsoft and lawsuits. But earlier, I nearly choked when one of the M$ apologists argued that "open source may work for some things, but it will never work for something like, an Operating System -- Nobody will want to do the unsexy parts llike printer drivers".
Koolaid. They must make them drink koolaid.
Although he hadn't mentioned Linux by name, I then said "So, you believe Linux to be a sheer failure then?"
More unfounded rhetoric and FUD like "the print drivers obviously are being done by $HACKS and $KIDS so they can't possibly be commercial grade".
I felt embarassed for him. But this is what the Open Source community is up against.