"Each of us has a story to tell about our experiences with
Linux. This is Daniel Robbins' Linux story. In this first of three
articles, he talks about how he became a Stampede Linux developer,
and why he eventually left Stampede to start his own distribution
"For every Linux geek there's a time when Linux becomes more
than just a name and reveals itself as something more wonderful,
powerful, and intriguing than anything a developer has ever
encountered. My revelation came while I was working at the
University of New Mexico as a sysadmin. Our NT server was running
pretty well and I had some extra time on my hands. So I got Debian
set up on a Pentium 166 server box and started learning ... and
learning and learning and learning. And then I was hooked."
"First I learned the basic ins and outs of Linux: how to get
around, perform backups, get Samba running, etc. Then I set up
qmail and Apache and learned python and shell programming. I built
a departmental Intranet. I got Linux installed at home and began
trying different distributions. Finally I settled with Stampede
Linux. You know how the progression goes: first you struggle with
grasping Linux basics; then, when you have a decent grip, you
customize your Linux, learning as you go. Because Linux has nothing
to hide, you can explore the technology and tools that make it tick
while you grow in Linux fluency."
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