Linux story of veteran technology journalist Steven J. Vaughan Nichols

Linux through a journalist's eyes

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How does a self-proclaimed "English and history guy" make a career writing about Linux? In this video, veteran technology journalist Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols tells us precisely how.

Vaughan-Nichols takes listeners on a journey through his storied career, highlighting his early days translating programming languages for non-technical users. He still remembers the day he stumbled on Linux. "I discovered that Linux was actually neat—that this little Finnish graduate student with the funny name on the Minix newsgroup was on to something," he says. And for nearly 25 years, Vaughan-Nichols says, that special "something" has propelled his career.

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