I spend most of my hours these days on a machine running some distribution of Linux.

Starting with the amazing Mandrake 7 distribution back in 2000 I slowly got used to the Unix way and also learning to compile drivers to get my dsl modem running.

On through running plug computing, setting up samba domain controllers, compiling custom kernels, SteamOS and all other manner of fun, it’s been very interesting to watch the rise of Linux culminating in Microsoft finally embracing it by bringing powershell and Sql Server to a Linux box near you.

These days, not so much of the custom kernel building, but more of running Digital Ocean droplets & AWS amis that do various jobs.

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