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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 driving a car with a yellow background

A young developer transforms from a nervous-but-curious Linux observer into a full-timer.
Penguin with green background

The path to the perfect operating system can be long and circuitous. Here's how I found my way to Linux Antergos.
Person typing on a 1980's computer

A tale about the decision to adopt Linux when the older Windows machines started falling behind.

How an educator built a successful career teaching open source.
open source button on keyboard

For Levi Moore, a "serendipitous" discovery of Linux led to a passion for open source tools.
Penguins gathered together in the Artic

After a very public early failure, a large university's IT team finds switching its web registration system to Linux nearly triples user capacity.
5 pengiuns floating on iceburg

From physics student to the founder of FreeDOS, Jim Hall tells us how it all started with a hobby Linux install in 1993.
Bird singing and music notes

A musician's tells the story of his transition from distro to distro.