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hpr0671 :: How I Found Linux

dodddummy's journey to Linux, from mainframes to home computers

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Hosted by dodddummy on 2011-02-28 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-NC-SA license.
mainframe, linux, distrohopping. 5.

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How I got into tech.

Started by monsterb, this series invites people to share with us how they found Linux. It has become traditional for first time hosts to share with us their journey to Linux. Indeed it has morphed to be way to share your journey in tech right up to your first contribution to HPR.

Another in the series on the journey to linux.


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Book Review

The book is Badge Of Infamy by Lester Del Rey and read by Steven Wilson. It is available from The direct url is
From "Daniel Feldman was a doctor once. He made the mistake of saving a friend's life in violation of Medical Lobby rules. Now, he's a pariah, shunned by all, forbidden to touch another patient. But things are more loose on Mars. There, Doc Feldman is welcomed by the colonists, even as he's hunted by the authorities. But, when he discovers a Martian plague may soon wipe out humanity on two planets, the authorities begin hunting him for a different reason altogether."


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Comment #1 posted on 2011-02-28 13:52:51 by dodddummy


Looks like I'm off to a good start with the errors. If I do more shows, there will surely be many more to follow.

'The Unix Programming Environment' is by Brian W. Kernighan and Rob Pike, not Ritchie. One of my other favorite books, 'The C Programming Language', is by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie.

Comment #2 posted on 2011-03-11 03:07:27 by pokey

Good show, thank you. I love the "how I found Linux shows." It's almost like getting to know someone. I found Linux because I didn't like Vista. If there were more to it than that, I would do a show too. Obviously your story is more interesting than mine. Thanks for telling it.

Comment #3 posted on 2011-03-12 01:36:01 by dodddummy

I like them, too. For the same reason.

Comment #4 posted on 2012-11-27 21:50:57 by newbee


Comment #5 posted on 2012-11-28 22:48:45 by Ken Fallon

constructive remark

I personally found the show very interesting and would like to thank you for the comment as I got to enjoy it again.

If you would like to go into more detail as to where you think improvements could be made then feel free to submit a show yourself.

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