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I decided to post a little introduction to myself here: Ask me who I was last March, and I would have had WinBloze 7 Beta on my main computer and would have been part of Micro$uck's test project for WinBloze 7 and would have been excited about it. However, that changed as soon as my network adapter changed and the new one worked with Linux. As soon as I tested the new adapter with Mint (I'd say about a year ago, in July 2009) I began to really value Linux for what it is.

However, I knew about Linux long before that. I started with gOS 2, which was my first distro. I had tried it back in about February 2008. I first learned about Linux back in mid-2007, from an article in PCMag that spanned several pages. I had quite a hard time back then, and Ubuntu Hardy was no different than gOS.

So then what took me so long from knowing about Linux to finally becoming an active user? My house was nothing but Wi-Fi. My mother set a secure wireless network up back then, and I couldn't connect to it because my adapter (Linksys WUSB54GSC) wasn't recognized by Linux. I had the patience to continue.

Then, in June 2008, my family got hit by the economic collapse here in the USA: The mortgage on my old house doubled and my family had to leave because of the rate increase. So, we were stuck in a hotel room until my family and I could end up in a new house. That Christmas, I wanted a netbook, and got my wish (the one I'm typing on, an Acer Aspire One AOA110-1545). It came with Linux preinstalled, and I liked it all around.

From then to June 2009, I still had WinBloze on my desktop, as Linux still didn't work with my wireless network adapter. Then, in June 2009 as I said, I got a new wireless network adapter, and in July decided to test it with Linux Mint 7. It worked, even from the Live CD! Now,

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All Hail RMS!

Posted 11-24-2010 at 03:07 AM by Kenny_Strawn

All Hail Richard Stallman! He's the one who created the concept of Free Software/Open Source and therefore should be the role model for all of us. He already is one of my role models (even more so than Mark Shuttleworth, who comes in second).

I also am strongly for the "copyleft" philosophy (although I would also like to extend it towards "patent-left") -- just like him. It is what brought Linux to what it is today -- and I greatly admire that.

I decided to post this here because (1) I want to keep my post ratio in check and (2) I want to be able to edit those comments that criticize this blog entry.
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    Posted 11-24-2010 at 05:34 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    FUCK YEAH, RMS
    Posted 11-29-2010 at 10:44 AM by ohai ohai is offline
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    RMS be mo important than the Jesus, no, RMS be modern day Jesus.

    Without him we are all doomed to a fiery hell of m$. RMS is ur gawd nao.
    Posted 11-29-2010 at 10:45 AM by Me$$iah Me$$iah is offline
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    whoa, you's trippin'. Kenny, do you accept RMS as your lord and savior? because that's asking for a one-way ticket to H-E-double-hockey-sticks.
    Posted 11-29-2010 at 10:47 AM by ohai ohai is offline
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    Hiel Root Mean Square!!!!!
    Posted 11-29-2010 at 10:48 AM by Me$$iah Me$$iah is offline
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    Give up thy firstborn code to the Cult of Emacs, as coding is more important to the human race than the continuance of the species.
    Posted 11-29-2010 at 10:49 AM by ohai ohai is offline
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    Okay, no, I do *NOT* accept RMS as my lord and savior; I only see him as Linux's savior. Jesus should definitely be the lord and savior of all of us.

    I personally, though, have different feelings about patent law than RMS; just look here for details.
    Posted 12-01-2010 at 12:05 AM by Kenny_Strawn Kenny_Strawn is offline
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    Posted 12-04-2010 at 09:35 AM by lupusarcanus lupusarcanus is offline
 

  



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