The lab has every computer nicely labled with their OSes, and then one computer stuck in the middle labeled samba. Isn't this the same thing as saying I'm running lanman, SQL Server, or any other server-type software as my OS? LOL
I did find it interesting that they said they used a lot of gentoo. In my experience, gentoo's package management is loads better then rpm. Although, because all packages are compiled at install time, gentoo has the potential for greater downtime due to updates.
I think every Microsoft "evangelist" (as I call myself) should have some decent experience with other platforms. It just doesn't make any sense to say "$OS Sucks" (or even reccomend one OS over another) without actually having some decent understanding/experience
with that OS.