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The Move to Linux – “Daddy’s a penguin!”

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It might come as a surprise that terms like Linux and Open Source and epiphytes like bloody Microsoft and it shouldn’t be this hard are fairly common in my household. And not always spoken by me!

Back in 2009, we acquired two Asus netbooks, one for me and one for my nine year-old daughter. The netbooks came with Windows XP on them and one of the reasons I got it was to be able to put Linux on it, which I did almost immediately. But I left my daughter’s machine alone.

By the end of the year, I had already spend several hours beyond what I expected working with the January 2010 issue and our household was more Open Source focused than anything else. It was around this time that my daughter announced, I want the penguin!

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