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.
After years of using Unix, Mac, and Windows I finally converted my two Windows computers to Linux for real.
The journey into Linux started with not being successful at writing a startup script for Linux. A few years later I discovered some Linux love when writing a driver that would make the keyboard LED lights blink the morse code of the letters being typed. A year ago I did a few virtual Linux installations (archLinux, Debian) in VirtualBox to test out some Cloud Computing stuff.
Before Christmas 2010, I was considering contributing to the KDE project and installed Kubuntu as well as Ubuntu.
This year, because I am going to the LinuxFest NorthWest (and I am going to have a table there for HackerPublicRadio) I had to install Linux on my old Windows Laptop. I also converted my Samsung Q1 Ultra Tablet computer from WindowsXP to Ubuntu.
Both conversions were successful, but a few problems had to be solved for which https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu is a great place to go and find or get answers.
BTW: If you're going to https://www.linuxfestnorthwest.org/ please come and say "hi" at the HPR table and if you can help out at the table please let me know code.cruncher_hpr at yahoo ca.
Comment #1 posted on 2011-04-10 16:25:09 by brother mouse
I like hearing about technical problems other folks encounter, their approaches to figuring them out, and the resolution.
Keep up the good work.
Comment #2 posted on 2011-04-13 14:25:09 by pokey
Good episode. I loved it.
It was great to finally hear your voice on HPR after all the hard work you've done for the site.
The Morse code keyboard LED was brilliant and fun.
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