[sf-lug] [LINUX USER QUESTIONAIRE] How did you become a Linux user?

jim jim at well.com
Wed Jul 29 08:37:57 PDT 2009

[top posting: how did you become a linux user?] 
   exposure to unix (bsd and at&t), exposure to 
windows 1.0 and forward, exposure to microsoft 
business practices and news that microsoft was 
convicted on all 22 charges of criminal business 
   the richness of the unix command set and the 
beauty of the philosophy of small, single-purpose 
programs contrasted well against the continued 
clunkiness of windows releases; that contrast 
along with the outrageous immorality of microsoft 
practices made linux an attractive choice (in the 
early 1990s). notably, linux has improved well 
in its successive releases, which vindicates my 
choice of collaborative, community oriented 
software development. 

On Tue, 2009-07-28 at 14:17 -0700, Edward Janne wrote:
> Wow! Thanks guys for your great responses! As far as my paper is  
> concerned, there are no wrong answers. All points of view are  
> valuable. No response is wrong, including those that question my  
> approach or motivations. It is really about trying to see things from  
> your subjective points of view and how they relate to group identity  
> (in so far as one can be said to exist).
> I forgot to mention in the first post that I will not use your real  
> names, or post any personal information (beyond your responses to my  
> questions) in my paper unless you specifically give me permission to  
> do so. I will use names picked at random. If you would prefer I use  
> your real name or any other identifier, please let me know.
> I also must mention that the point of this study is not for me to be  
> an aloof and disconnected observer, but to be a "participant- 
> observer". That basically means that I have to acknowledge to myself  
> that I cannot expect to be entirely impartial, and that by my very  
> presence in the group, I will affect group dynamic to some degree.  
> That's ok as long as I try my best to keep that to a minimum.
> Here's the next question, but please continue to respond to the first  
> one if you like.
> -edj
> Question 2: How did you become a Linux user?
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