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OfB.biz: Babe in the Wood: A Linux User Migrates to FreeBSD

Oct 13, 2003, 08:30 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Hurst)

[ Thanks to Timothy R. Butler for this link. ]

"It's about having choices.

"Some folks are better off being restricted in some ways. Give them too many choices and they won't make any at all. I'm not one of those people. When it comes to computer use, I want options. That's what drew me to Open Source in the first place. I have often eschewed safety for the sake of opportunity.

"In a generous mood, you might say I qualify as a 'power user' of Linux. Out of poverty, I was first drawn to Linux because it was free to obtain. I stayed for the freedom. My first experience was with RedHat 5.1, quickly followed by 5.2. It took a couple of attempts, but I got it installed and working properly. While the hobby aspect was a strong factor, it was the work I got done that made Linux a fixture in my life. I am a communicator; I write, speak in public, teach, etc. Critical inputs for my craft include surfing the Internet, where anyone can publish anything, and only the reader's discernment plays censor. Linux served as a most agreeable tool for my pursuits..."

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