People who know me personally will know I'm a Linux fiend and a geek in almost every respect...I mean, I just got incredibly over excited over my recent (as in last hour) purchase of a scroll mouse. Yes, a scroll mouse, though I attribute the overexcitement to my general hyperactivity and my consumption of a bottle of Qibla Cola. But life before Linux...brr...

I was interested in getting hold of Linux about a year or two before I actually got it installed...I picked up a Corel Linux disc from the front of a computer magazine, then promptly lost it. Clever. Around this time, I was an MS junkie, with every single Microsoft/MSN doodad around. I asked for a copy of Windows ME for Christmas because it was "better". Yes, I'm paralytic with laughter as well. But then I saw the LIGHT...

I downloaded Corel, and installed it upon a PC I had given to my brother. Then I saw it and, well...

I took it back.

Since then, I've experimented with Lycoris Desktop/LX (gorgeous, but no devel tools or files...it's hell), Mandrake 8.0 (A nice desktop but it pissed me off too much in the end) and eventually Red Hat 8.0 (Bluecurve=yuck, and they fucked up KDE something bad-I compile my own now, it's worth the pain). I invented a packaging system, Spiff and finally realised...

Who the fuck really needs Windows when you have all this?

So there you have it...my transition from Bill groupie to, uh, Linus groupie. Lesser of two evils? Probably.