Evolution of a Linux Geek
Jul 23, 2009, 00:02 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Because of the break neck speed of change in the open source
community, we all seem to be a lot more focused on the future than
the past. For a change of pace, I wanted to look backwards and
figure out how I got here. I mean no one starts out as a Linux geek
(well except for Linus), so how did that happen. But first some
I love Linux and Open Source.
I am not a purist! I dual boot XP (need me some games) and carry an
iPhone (though it annoys me). I even have an Xbox360 (see note
Although I use a lot of open source, and have contributed code back
(not enough mind you) - I also pay for software and don't think it
is morally wrong to have closed source software.
I don't think Linux is for everyone (yet). I got my mom a netbook
and it runs XP (I didn't even make it dual boot). I'm not above
exposing people to Linux - but I'd prefer they get to it when it
solves their problems, and they're ready to move on."