Re: the true arrogance
>>What about non-FOSS/repo hosted software?
So what about it? I try not to use it and usually don't have to. Say, I use flashplayer to only sniff the url of a video and since flashplayer is known for its holes, I enforced my Firefox apparmor profile, plus use noscript and flashblock plug-ins. Does IE have a no-script, flashkiller plug-in? Does Windows have a similar to AppArmor security module... oops forgot, MS Windows still uses file extensions to learn the files attributes. Recently used someone's W7 I had hard time making IE save a file without an extension.
>>mindset of an OS zelot who has that mindset.
My browser spell-checker says that you probably mean "zealot". My "zealotry" is based on the practical side of it, almost like in that famous episode when R. Stallman tried and failed to fix the printer. This very experience dictates me to stay away from non-free software as much as possible.
>>If you want to believe that you're secure because you don't run Windows
I said "I am MORE secure because I don't run Windows", like "I feel much safer when not playing Russian roulette."