I know, that everybody of visitors can tell nearly the same story about their way to GNULinux. However, it seems to me, that such kind of story is significally important for people who are not sure about moving to GNULinux. So, I'll try to tell about my story.
Everything started more than year ago, when I was going throw the local computer shop, I SUDDENLY saw IT - Linux Format magazine. It was a great thing, main subject was GNOME vs KDE. Such a holy war was interesting for me, but there was one small problem - I hadn't known anything about Linux. ANYTHING!
So, I had bought Linux Format, came home and started to read it. There was a great interview with Richard Stallman, but for me the most surrising thing was his appearence, especially beard. With the help of spirit from this interview I started to install my first GNULinux - Mandriva 2008.0. Of course, there were no problems, except small one - I destroyed all my data from Windows partition.¬†
After installation I tried to setup my VPN internet communication. I failed. I reinstalled the distribution. And failed again. So i spent whole my weekend reinstalling the distribution. When I was about to install Windows back, my friend (who is fan of Apple) advised me to use his MacBook for searching solution in th Web. After several hours of searching, I finally found instruction and started to explore the console in Mandriva. Suprisingly, console was quite sex appealing for me, so I decided to try another distribution - I chose... Arch.
Oh, that was great - I spent whole night reading manuals, so I got up at 11 o'clock and found myself lying on the keyboard with KDEmod launched on my screen