Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Some time has passed since I last revisited the titanic struggle between the "Open Force" (or is that open source) and the Empire, loosely known as Microsoft.
Since then we've had a new Star Wars movie and a total cost of ownership argument from Gartner has proved compelling enough for Lord Vader to decide that when it comes to provisioning something as large as a Death Star, Windows offers a pretty decisive advantage.
In fact, the Star Wars saga offers a better metaphor for the struggle between Windows and the open source - principally Linux - movement than you might think, as this is a story which pits two conflicting ideologies against each other and which looks set to run for multiple episodes and see victories for both sides, for many years to come.