#2 Linux

Before the Apple fans out there raise objections, yes of course, nerds also like Macs quite a bit too. I will contend though that the do-it-yourself nature of open source makes this the ideal nerd operating system. Nerds are able to ignore the extreme inconvenience of needing to write their own drivers and not being able to run games released in the current millennium for the joy of having complete control. (Tangentially, this may explain fan fiction as well--one can make Inara from Firefly do absolutely anything in imagination.) Nothing good has come out since Civ, right?

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