@AC Re:Re: Each to their own, and all that.
I have been lurking in this forum for over five years, and posting for a few. Although I have attracted a few downvotes for occasional wanderings, I still feel my frequently sarcastic postings are generally received in the manner in which they were intended.
My phone, ZTE-Blade Android. OS = Ubuntu, Debian and Arch Linux + 1 XP Multi-Boot for "If I must" Apps. Browser = Opera or Firefox "If I must". All probably define me as a Geek. None of these preclude MY belief that others may have different needs or technological requirements. (ActiveX, JS, .Net etc...) Not that that matters to me.
Nor does it bother me, as a FOSS user and evangelist, that Opera is closed source. I would prefer them to open source their code, but it's their choice. They provide the BEST web browser for what I want it to do. e.g. Web browsing.
It is also a pretty darned good mail client, RSS reader, torrent client etc.
As for your last paragraph, well, my enlightenment came about twenty years ago when I forked out £400 for a 486 mobo, chip and 4 MB RAM. That was when I gave up the "Faster" race. Software sucks much less than it used to. Linux especially tends to just work with all but the latest tech. The prices are excellent, as is most of the software.
Trolls, trolling trolls...