"As a Linux Journal editor, I'd love to claim that in
my college years I realized the oppression stemming from
proprietary operating systems. I'd love to confess that Linux was
the natural choice amongst a sea of other options. Heck, I'd even
like to say back then Linux was my first choice. For me, however,
the story played out a bit differently.
"I was just plain old poor. In 1994, I started a computer repair
business. I had failed Econ the previous semester at Michigan Tech,
so you can imagine how successful my computer business was..."