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You can learn a lot from the open source community, but don't forget to be respectful.
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How a family friend installing Linux set him on a path to a fulfilling hobby and career.
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Contributing to open source is more than a way to make better software; it can enrich your entire life.
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Trying out Perl to solve a development problem led to a career-transforming love for free and open source software.
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A tale of discovery in the 90s.
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Five, short personal stories about first introductions to the world of open source software.
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Many people first became fascinated by computers as gaming devices, and later turned this fascination into a technical career path. Were you one of them?
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How one student's search for a powerful, energy-efficient workstation grew into a passion for open systems.