Talk is cheap. Show me the code.
We've announced an Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance, a bunch of low-cost commodity servers running Linux, integrated in our case, with InfiniBand - connected with InfiniBand vs. the traditional Ethernet.
If Microsoft ever does applications for Linux it means I've won.
The thing with Linux is that the developers themselves are actually customers too: that has always been an important part of Linux.
Mostly I use the O2 as an X terminal, however, running my apps on Linux and displaying remotely.
I do get my pizzas paid for by Linux indirectly.
I've been very happy with the commercial Linux CD-ROM vendors linux Red Hat.
Linux has definitely made a lot of sense even in a purely materialistic sense.