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Linux Have you ever been in situations which made you think "I wish I had Linux running right now", or are you a person who just would like to try Linux quickly? Knoppix Linux might just be your thing!
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re: 15 year olds
by matt on Tue 24th Dec 2002 16:22 UTC

I'm fifteen, I've been using Linux for a year, and love it. ... I am a web programmer (I can do many things with PHP & MySQL), and am in the process of learning C++, and am getting along nicely.

just one question: why?

there are 2 reasons to use linux at home: freedom and cheapness. i can understand not wanting to shell out several hundred dollars (US or AU) for a new version of XP, but (judging by my own childhood) i really wasnt political at all...

don't get me wrong: i think being into linux/computers very young is a great hobby and can give you a big head start, i'm just really interested in a 15 year old's motivation for using linux - i mean, its not exactly easy, and there are no immediate rewards.