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.

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Created by mads 14 years 2 weeks ago – Made popular 14 years 1 week ago
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14 years 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago


Best article in a long time

I love reading why other people moved to Linux and the meat of this article is all in the comments.. LOTS of comments! :)

A+++ will read again!

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14 years 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago


I was initially attracted

I was initially attracted to GNU+Linux because it was gratis (as in free beer). I was getting bored with my Windows system and I wanted a different challenge. It was because I started using Linux that I learned about GNU and Stallman's plight for society to live in freedom. I knew instantly why free software was good but it took me longer to understand why we should reject proprietary software; I now reject it on the basis of the anti-social policies that software masters expect society to follow. I now understand that we need to reject proprietary software so that we can live in freedom.

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