Seen on a Linux newsgroup to which I subscribe:

My experience with Linux so far has been like a man looking for a vehicle.  He finds a nice car, but it costs more than he has or is willing to pay for.  Then a good friend says, “I’ve got a free vehicle you can have.”  So the man goes and finds this free vehicle is a bulldozer (very powerful and big) that is in pieces. His friend says, “It’s yours for free– all you need to do is put it together.”

Sad but true. Linux is amazing, does everything I need, I love using it, and I love the principle of it. But it can be a bulldozer.