Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I have a place reserved in my heart that only Slackware Linux fills. Strange as it might be, Slackware was the first Linux distribution that seemed to understand me and, I it.
I recently read an article which brought to mind, the time that I started my venture into the Linux community as a new user.
In the beginning
I was introduced by a friend who was on class and studying a Linux course. He told me of the stability and the fact that Linux was free and open source. I really had no idea what he meant by this except that I could download and install an operating system onto my computer with out fear of it expiring but, without having to pay for it.
After my first install of a couple of RPM based distros, I stopped at a book store and picked up a copy of “Linux for Dummies”. This was an awesome book to me. From cover to cover and, I had build my own kernel within a week.