Two Years Before the Prompt: A Linux Odyssey

Posted by tim1980 on Sep 10, 2004 5:34 AM EDT; By Derek Croxton
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Derek Croxton has written a rather long editorial on how he sees the Linux and Open Source communities, and his personal experiences with Linux, the editorial it titled “Two Years Before the Prompt: A Linux Odyssey” is over 3,500 words.

Excerpt: “A novice’s greatest fear is sitting in front of a motionless command prompt with no idea what to type; or, as so frequently happens, knowing a command that he copied verbatim from a document discovered on the internet somewhere, but with no idea of what it means or how to alter it if it doesn’t behave exactly as advertised.”

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