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Linux.com: My First 10 Years with Linux

Oct 16, 2006, 16:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"I have now officially entered my second decade using Linux and free/open source software in a meaningful way. I began dabbling with Linux as early as 1995, but in June of 1996, I began using it for real when I created my first Web site. Today, my Linux desktop takes care of all my personal computing needs, both at work and at play. Here's one man's story of how he and Linux matured together.

"The mid-'90s were tough years for me, financially at least. I lost my home to foreclosure in 1995, and moved into a single-wide trailer in a mobile home park in South Austin..."

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