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Not in the manner that MS stated it, but looking at my library shelves, the linux books are more numerous by far. Thats because Linux is more interesting and more people write interesting books about linux.
Also, I think linux makes me want to learn more. The wide open nature of linux compels me to dig in and tweek. I love it.
The "Get the Facts" campaign has been discussed and deFUDded to death months ago. We all are now well aware that it was completely wrong. Check out Novell's counter-campaign, Groklaw, Slashdot and, of course, LQ.
I agree with guzzi.Linux is almost magical and I want to go on with learning Linux programming.That would never had happened if I were sticking with Windows.So, I feel that learning Linux was a very wise decision.
In the end, the Dark Lord will probably find that much fewer people are coming to his planet. Microsoft has had to reimplement Win32 at least three times from scratch to run their stuff on different platforms, and not one of them fails to impose environment-specific restrictions on the application designer. That is very expensive. The change is already happening in the server environment, where high-end software is now more often written for a "Unix-style" environment.