"Then I discovered Linux. It allowed me to do the things that I couldn't in Windows. If I
found a bug, I could fix it myself. If I didn't like the way things were, I could change it. In
exchange for this freedom, though, I had to do it all myself. I had to learn commands to
get around the kernel. I had to learn the differences between the kernel and the window
manager. Before, all of this had been packaged together as a single operating system.
Those days were gone." From Linux.com.
December 26, 2000