"Ten years ago Murrain was teaching biology and public health at
Hampton College in Massachusetts, when she was recruited to help a
small nonprofit get a server up on the Internet. It didn't have
enough money to afford host-provided email and a Web site, so
Murrain helped the organization out with Linux. "We installed
Slackware on this old computer I had in my office. That was my
introduction to open source. A student I'd work with knew about
Linux and he helped set it up. I learned how to admin the box. Then
he graduated and went off, so I was the person holding the bag. It
was a great experience to find out there's this easier and cheaper
way an organization could get online.""
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