Anonymous Reader writes: "I first began experimenting with Linux in college. It was just something that I did in my spare time, nothing serious. Everyone experiments in college, right? Though I was trying new things I still didn't want my parents or any of my friends back home to know, because everyone said it was wrong to experiment with alternative operating systems . . . At first it started off with an brief install here, an innocent tinker there. I wouldn't have called it an affair, it was more of a flirtation. There's nothing harm in dabbling with other operating systems, right? I wouldn't have even thought about betraying my first love, Microsoft. But this new operating system was so lean and quick. And flexible. Boy was it flexible!"
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