This is a thread for people to give a reason or two as to why they use (GNU/)Linux. Not any particular distro. I use it on every single one of my machines. And the primary reason I do is that if I want to do something, or more specifically fix something, I can. If something goes awry it's usually me who did it. And when you're looking for a solution, the documentation written is incredible. Most of it by the community. Wikis, Forums, IRC. Man pages. User-maintained repositories, etc. People can contribute in so many ways. I love how everything is so open (source). You can do pretty much whatever you want to your system and everything on it. tl;dr: I take great satisfaction in actually being able to fix whatever I fuck up. Had a crash and just had to get that out there.