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NewsForge: To Iraq and Back: Soldier Uses Linux in War and Peace

Aug 11, 2006, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

[ Thanks to lh8 for this link. ]

"In 2003 and 2004, Jeff Schroeder served in the Iraq war, flying a tiny remote control spy plane and servicing Unix and Linux systems on the battlefield. Schroeder learned a lot of technology in the desert, and now that his time in the Army is over, he's busy working as a Web administrator for Comair Airlines, and writing utility scripts for Ubuntu, his favorite distribution. He believes Linux is going to 'take over the world.'

"A high school teacher introduced Shroeder to Linux in 1999. 'It was in networking class,' he says. 'I had a guy who was a big Linux zealot, and he was like, 'This is the next big thing.' I deeply respected this guy.' Schroeder took him seriously and started playing around with Red Hat at home..."

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