Re: Share your Linux journey .........
My first exposure to Linux was early on. If I recall correctly, it was Red Hat 4.0 in 1997. It came on a CD with a book the title of which I don't even remember. I was motivated to try Linux because I had grown increasingly disenchanted by Microsoft's atrocious conduct against Netscape. Did I say disenchanted? I was outraged. I saw MS's conduct as predatory and I couldn't stand the thought of my money further padding the pockets of an amoral outfit that would systematically leverage their monopoly to strangle uppity upstarts.
Wrote a wordy piece about my early experiences on another thread about this time last year. Just looked it up and no point repeating myself. For anyone interested, it's this one.
Newb: How far must I jump to clear the ledge halfway down?
Guru: It's bad to jump off cliffs. Let's look at better options.
Newb: Stop harping about "best practices" and just let me jump.