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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.


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.
5 pengiuns floating on iceburg

A young developers journey to open source and creating a Linux distro, Sol-OS.
Teacher or learner?

These four pieces of advice for programmers stand the test of time.
Music in an infinite loop.

How I started using Linux for everything, especially making music.