"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..."