"What follows is an editorial type opinion piece detailing the
experiences of one individual Linux newbie, his quest to learn
about and help promote Linux on the Desktop. Read on for the highs
and the lows of a 4-year journey starting from trying my first
Linux based OS to running a popular web site and contributing to
the development of Linux Desktop OS's.
"In 2001 my Linux journey started with being an unhappy user
stuck using Windows 98 and not wanting to use Windows XP due to
some new features that turned me off it at the time and the
security issues that where involved with that operating system at
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