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hpr2032 :: How I Came to Linux

Steve tells his story of how he came to be a Linux user.

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Hosted by Steve Saner on 2016-05-17 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Duration: 00:14:28


I tell the story of how I learned about computers and eventually came to be an avid Linux user.

I've been using Linux as my primary operating system for almost 20 years now. My primary distribution of choice has always been Slackware, but I have branched out to some more "modern" distributions as well, particularly for workstation environments.

I have been an HPR listener now for several months and this is my first show. I enjoy the podcast very much and hope to see it continue for many more years. Thank you to the administrators and leaders to make it all possible. And, of course, thank you to everyone that contributes shows.


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Comment #1 posted on 2016-05-17 14:54:00 by Peri Saner


Brilliant! Insightful! Funny! Well written and well-recorded. I even learned some things about you! This program has insights for the beginner as well as the experienced. A highly recommended listen.

Comment #2 posted on 2016-05-17 19:24:34 by Jonathan Kulp

Bring on the rockets

Very nice episode! Can't wait to hear about model rockets...

Comment #3 posted on 2016-05-18 19:48:27 by NYbill

The old gray beards in the basement.

Its amazing how many of us discovered the Unix systems in the depths of our college basements. ;)

Comment #4 posted on 2016-05-30 17:10:19 by Dave Morriss

Really enjoyed this

An excellent show. A lot of old memories were triggered for me with your mention of VMS, SunOS, SPARCstations, Usenet and the rest.

Looking forward to more shows.

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