Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Back in early 2005 I started playing around with RedHat Linux 7.3 because the “Tech Guy”, Leo LaPorte, had talked about it on his radio show. What he had said about Linux intrigued me.
RedHat Linux 7.3 was on a CD in the back of a book on Linux. After a while I played around with RedHat Enterprise Linux, which I was naïve enough to buy and then – SuSE Linux (Novell), which I also bought. Naïve because all but a few Linux Distros are free!
My dream then was to run Linux on a laptop for immunity to MalWare. That and the challenge of using an Operating System that has been described by some as “experimental” and/or “hobbyist”