Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Hello Jaka, thank you for taking the time to do this interview for Mage Power. Would you tell us about yourself and how you became interested in Linux?
Switching to gnu/linux was a natural thing to do. There is an exotic and free OS out there! I just needed to try it and after the second run-in, I was hooked. Part of the reason for that is the fact it exposes all sorts of details of it's and the computer's inner workings. Which was just perfect for satisfying my growing curiosity.
You stated after the second run-in you were hooked. Can you elaborate on that? What distribution were you using at that time?
My first run-in was with Slackware. It came with a bunch of translated howtos from tldp.org, but that was it, as I had no net connection at that time. I don't remember if I just couldn't get the mouse to work or if I couldn't even start X, but after a while I got tired of hacking at it.
Later, the second try was with Mandrake 9.1.