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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Employment attorney Ahmed Minhaj first started using Linux back in 2001 because he appreciated the philosophy behind Linux and other open source projects. He was also looking for an alternative to the buggy and unstable Microsoft Windows and MS Office.
“One part of me thought that the availability of options would improve the products that were out there,” he said via email. “Another part of me was probably just looking to be different.”
His wife now cites his preference for Linux as an example of his quirkiness, he said. He is an Ubuntu 12.04 user but he’s tempted to try Korora, Mint, or “any other distros that Linux users get excited about,” he said.