Compelled by the endless debate of whether Linux is ready for the desktop, I wrote my own rant. It morphed into some kind of “my experience with Linux”. This is some kind of long term review of Linux, from the very specific viewpoint of someone who uses it to do research about computers and networks. It is not a distro comparison, or Linux vs Windows TCO comparison, or any such thing. It is just a story about a guy who found Linux.