Road To Linux -- Made It!
(start Linux sermon) In our long journeys to find ourselves sometimes we take detours that end up being the way we wanted to go all along. I can greatly identify with Mr.Katz. Two years ago I started on that fateful journey that would ever change my life. Up till then, I was a pathetic DOS & Windows user(Luser? Wuser?) that thought, in egotistical ambivalence, that I knew my stuff when it came to computers. I could fdisk, install format, change settings, yadda, yadda, yadda. But as I got more familiar with the internet and its workings, I came across these ever increasing references to "Linux' and "Open Source".One day at a local computer show, I came across Slackware 3.4 and non-chalantly thought I'd give it a try. After giving a couple of tries at an uneducated install(emphasis on stall), I stuck it on the shelf, assuring myself this convoluted OS wasn't worth the cd's it was burned on. Yet, the quiet murmerings about Linux became roars, and I found new determinations to give it another go. And how I thank the UNIX gods I did! The world that has been opened up to me is vast and limitless. And not only do you get a free, open, stable OS but you get a wonderful community willing to help and educate along with it. I have been saved, brothers! So, after this misc. rambling, I say to Katz and all those embarking or just contemplating the journey: You will see the light and it is Linux. (end Linux sermon)