1. Militant opensourcist? - fuck no. I am very pragmatic and use lots of proprietary applications; everything from splashtop to VMware, Lightworks to other platforms such as MacOSX (including adobe CS5 and many closed-cource proaudio apps). Where you get this idea i am an only opensource guy is beyond me (and makes your notions deserving of ridicule) ~ again, you don't have a frickin' clue as to what you are talking about (at all!). I use the best tools for the job, it does not matter to me, if they are opensource or proprietary... it is nice when they are OSS - because then, if i need to, i can modify them. Yes, i do like OSS - but that doesn't make me a fanboy (if that was what you were implying?) since, in reality, there are very _practical_ reasons to like OSS over proprietary apps.
2. Attacking Nvidia ~ dumbass, I USE nvidia cards in every machine that i own (except one, that i rarely use / laptop), including my Mac and also ALL of my linux machines.. which as a matter of fact ALL are using Nvidia binary driver (latest beta) - you couldn't pay me to use any of the OSS drivers vs. using nvidia blob. ...and to my knowledge i have never 'attacked' nvidia, since i am generally a happy customer and continue to buy their products (as well as recommending them, particularly for linux users whom want good GFX).
3. As far as redhat is concerned, i am *indifferent* to them. Yes, I use CentOS on a few servers at work (Ubuntu server sucked at the time - we tested it out) but i would NEVER use Fedora or Ubuntu on one of my desktops. So your notion that i am (potentially) a redhat fanboy is a bunch of BS. Even our choice to use CentOS at work, was not mine alone and we gave Ubuntu it's fair stake in possibly replacing our linux infrastructure at the time ~ it failed where RHEL / CentOS succeeded... but it still doesn't change the fact that i am indifferent.
So tell me, how exactly did you come to these conclusions about me?? (that have *all* turned out to be entirely incorrect *in every possible way!*) I guess you like to just make shit up about people, but aren't smart enough to realize they can easily set the record straight...
...and again, you didn't address any of my points