3. Horn, as in a form of 'early warning system' and Long because of its distributed nature?
Actually it's probably called that because of Microsofts pact with the devil...long horns or maybe "hook em horns" if ya know what I mean.
A Small Bit of Advice
Linux...Open Source...Free...No worries.
SORRY! BARP! Not so. I am very computer literate from the everday point of view. I dare anyone not familiar to Linux to get Mandrake Linux, join the club and then try to download and install...say...Flash Player for Linux...BARP! Unless you are familiar with command line forget it.
Linux as it stands is a joke. If you cant download and double click to install it's not worth a pinch.
I will admit however that i will eventually make the switch. I will be paying a geek to set it up for me PERFECTLY and then retain him on a Pizza and Coke retainer plus Star Trek re-runs option.