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My Linux Story is a community column with tales about how people got started on their Linux journeys. Do you have a story to share? Submit your proposal.

Penguin, stylized, contributor spotlight

Open source communities welcome a diverse group of contributors, from every background and skill set.
Gaming with penguin pawns

One Linux sysadmin traces his journey from video-gaming car mechanic to a new career in IT.
Person typing on a 1980's computer

How my early interest in computers got me hooked on a career as a sysadmin and Linux fan.
Sky with clouds and grass

This is the story of how I learned Linux before the age of WiFi, when distributions came in the form of a CD.
The back of a kid head

This Linux story begins with a kid reading about Linux in issues of PC Magazine from his childhood home in Costa Rica. Today, he's a passionate member of the global Linux community.
Penguins

Celebrating Penguin Awareness Day with stories about the moment we learned about Linux.
Open here.

A technology evangelist shares his open source journey.
"what is your story" on chalkboard

Five, short personal stories about first introductions to the world of open source software.