Linux and Open Source
A couple years back (well…about 6+ years ago) I heard about Linux and found it hard to believe that it was possible for someone (anyone) to give away an operating system for free. I figured that since it was free and I had a spare computer, why not give it a try. I had nothing to lose. And so began my journey into Linux and Open Source.
At the time I tried Red Hat and Mandrake Linux, now Mandriva. Both were decent but it didn’t grab me as much and due to a few things not working I ended up not using either for long. Fast forward to about 3 years ago when a friend reintroduced me to Linux, this time in the form of Ubuntu. It was pretty simple to use and everything worked right away. Needless to say my interest in Linux and the world of Open Source hasn’t died down since.
Over the past few months my interest in Linux and Open Source has spiked even more and I’ve been frequently visiting a few sites for all the latest news. I have even added a few to my feed reader wherever possible. Below is a list of some of my go to sites:
- Open Ended
- Red Hat Magazine
- Truth Happens
- Linux Users Group @ Newsvine and stories tagged with Linux
- Inside Open Source
If you’re like me and enjoy Linux and Open Source then I hope you will find those links interesting and useful. Also feel free to share your favourite sites.