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Originally Posted by sarumont I originally started to use Linux because I wanted to be a hacker. Hacker, that is, in the media sense. AKA, black hat or cracker. I've ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    I originally started to use Linux because I wanted to be a hacker. Hacker, that is, in the media sense. AKA, black hat or cracker. I've since learned much and still aspire to be a hacker, but in the true meaning of the word, now.
    I wont retype it because i was the same.

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    because i wanted to be better than the other people at my high school who all used windoze... damn that was a long time ago.

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    My brother got me into it, and after seeing how easy it is compared toi how hard i thought it was to use, i decided to go for it, not the only thing stopping me using it as a main operating system is the pissing around i will have to do with loads of hard disk space! But if i get another 120GB Hdd i will do it then!! Oh, and of course the games! Would leave windows like 10% of my drive space to play games on till support is better in Linux!

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    I guess initially it was for the shear challenge of it all. Now I'm hooked, and the rest is history...
    \"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.\"
    Albert Einstein

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    Minix. I took an operating systems class at a local university, and a requirement for the class was to install and learn the inner workings of Minix. I was enthralled by the amount of control that it gave me over my home PC and at being able to read the actual source code to see how it worked. Also, at the time the operating system was by far more stable than Windows95. From there I discovered Linux, which added a gui system (xfree86) and a host of GNU utilities and other free software. I was hooked right away.

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    I kept dreaming about this enormous penguin. The penguin would slap me with a huge fish and shout, 'Wake up! Wake up!'. The rest is history.
    I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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    i use linux to get away from having to pay for CRAP useless software and to get more freedom , i only use windows to run my windows games (won't need it if someone can get me the mandrake 9.2 cds 2&3 <that was an embedded plea for help>) and to communicate with main pc cos i don't have the foggiest idea how to configure networking in linux.
    Cry out for freedom! Cry out for Linux!

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    Well I am still using Windows as my main computer (and im typing this from Windows XP) so I will tell you why Linux interests me so much. Not exactly what you asked for, but its what you are going to get.

    Linux interests me so much because of the community that surrounds it. It amazes me to see the hardwork that is put into different distros, apps, and even help forums like these...and no money is asked for. Its all free. That is dedication.

    Add the fact that Linux is a very stabile OS and it can do just about anything....and you have why Linux interests me so much.

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    Linux == More Secure + More Stable + More Configurable..


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    my k6-3 got the blsater worms so i said the hell with windows i'm going with windows

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