Linked by Stan Brone on Mon 23rd Dec 2002 07:19 UTC
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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Ack, shut up about the age already ...
by SuperDuG on Tue 24th Dec 2002 17:51 UTC

Okay, so by the age of 3 I stopped crapping in my pants (everyone proud??). I've been using linux since kernel 2.0.x series came out (right about the time it was useable) and when redhat had just started the 4.x series (this was when a kernel was so different from release to release. And when I started I was 13 years old (yes that would make me mid-20's now) and I was on top of the world.

I could make a webpage, make a server, make linux seem pretty cool, but it wasn't until the 9 years later that I realized that there was more to linux and the entire "open source" bit that linux claimed to fame. I began to learn what exactly the kernel does and how to hunt and find bugs and fix them. I began to understand the idea of dependencies and why simply putting a program into binary form wasn't exactly so simple.

Let's just put it this way, back when I was a teenager, I was an expert on linux and tried to absorb everything I could about it whenever I could, now that I'm a Computer Science Student at college, I am still learning, I don't know when exactly I stopped being an expert, but it did happen. For everyone out there that is old and doesn't understand why these teenagers are so uppity (they're tired of being considered their stupid because of their age) and for everyone out there that's young and doesn't understand why all these old people think you're stupid (they've got more experience than you, and that's worth its weight in gold). So now you know, teenagers can be very smart indeed and adults can have much experience indeed. I guess I'm just lucky to be young enough to remember what it was like back then and also to respect my peers with more experience.

Linux is more than installing Mandrake and not using windows anymore.