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My (first) 10 years of GNU/Linux usage

Mar 14, 2011, 13:05 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edmundo Carmona)


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"Just about these days it's my 10th anniversary as a GNU/Linux user and it all started, irony of ironies, as a consequence of BSA's activities (or so the gossip said at the time). I was doing my internship at a small Java development company in Mérida, Venezuela, a rather small city but with a promising future (at the time) in the technology field. Those days BSA was pretty active arriving at businesses and asking for licenses of which, in what is pretty normal in Latinamerica, businesses didn't have any. Material raided plus fines, etc etc. You know the story.

"Given that this small office had licensing problems of their own, it was decided that some of the computers at the office had to be switched to GNU/Linux.... so a few days later I arrived at the office and my computer had been switched to Mandrake. And let me tell you something: it was hard!"

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