Techman story: father, Linux and me

Time:2022-5-24

He was using what became known as Red Hat Linux – but it was still using the name Colgate and was a 4.0 update bought from best buy. At that time, of course, I was most familiar with Windows 95 and had learned to use computers – but Linux was like a new continent to me. It seems to be full of a lot of code, making people feel inaccessible. Therefore, it was not until January 2009 that I really decided to switch from windows to Linux.

技术人故事:父亲、Linux和我

This is my Linux story.

The damaged notebook I had been using was always invaded by viruses. The resistance to buying new equipment is that my professional tutor asked us to use Microsoft Word to write our graduation thesis. However, it was unbearable for me to break down again and again, so I finally replied in the affirmative to my father – I needed a new computer. And this officially opened my path to Linux.

Dad helped me with the preliminary setup, so I can choose from two operating systems and start them at will – Fedora 9 (i.e. sulphur version) and windows. Over time, I found that my frequency of using Windows gradually decreased, while my frequency of using Fedora continued to increase. Finally, I decided to use open office instead of Microsoft Word to complete my graduation thesis. I also firmly believe that professional tutors can’t see the difference between the two. In addition, I have to complain, which text editing tool is so important for a good paper?

Unfortunately, my paper was saved in a special format. According to the relevant requirements, I must use the specified font, style and size to ensure that it meets the standards set by the Modern Language Association. Although I can understand the meaning of these Provisions, the content is the focus of our attention for writing a paper, isn’t it? First of all, my tutor criticized that the font size was set too small; Second, there is a problem with the page margin. As expected, my article was returned, full of format problems marked with red pen. I confessed that I was using open office – that’s not a good idea. The teacher asked me to change back to Microsoft word immediately. Of course, I won’t listen to her.

Since then, I’ve been stuck in Linux. My father taught me how to load software packages. In addition, once an important folder is accidentally deleted, the whole system will crash immediately! But none of this can stop my enthusiasm. When really involved in the operation of the computer, errors will always occur, but the fun is here. I like this feeling because when I find a program I need, I need to get the software package myself and test it myself. If the effect is not satisfactory, I can uninstall it immediately and then find other alternatives. I love this feeling of exploration. With constant attempts and an endless stream of free software, this experience is wonderful.

Gimp (GNU Image processing program) has always been my favorite software on Linux platform. I learned how to combine it with the impression of open office to design profiles, cards, book covers and other achievements. Interestingly, I didn’t get into Photoshop until I learned how to use GIMP. The opposite is true for most users, who are more familiar with proprietary programs than free open source solutions.

The biggest attraction of Linux

I don’t have to worry about computer viruses. I believe you will remember that the virus I mentioned earlier is the main reason why I turned to Linux. As time went on, my notebook began to crash, which was unbearable.

In addition, I don’t have to pay for the system upgrade.

Linux programming is extremely efficient and can run on small devices without affecting speed.

My Linux platform

At present, I use Fedora 20 (heisenbug version). In addition to its powerful features, it also has excellent operation fluency – which is obviously preparing for landing on touch-screen devices. The transformation and development of Linux over the years have finally borne sweet fruits, just as my father taught me to use Linux when I was a child.

My father is now teaching his friends and others how to install and use Linux. At a recent dinner, he also introduced the main features of open source software to his colleagues.

We need more such communication activities. In this way, we can invite friends and other familiar people to participate in the use of Linux and open source software in a comfortable environment. My father and I firmly believe that if more enterprises understand the inherent advantages of Linux, they will be happy to deploy it in the office environment and hire employees who are familiar with the Linux system. After getting rid of the conventional costs brought by equipment and program upgrading, the operation situation of the enterprise will certainly be able to reach a new level!

I’m not a technical bull, so I can only contribute to the open source community by sharing my Linux story. Open source code not only broadens my future, but also gives me the opportunity to spread my small achievements to future generations forever. Thank you – open source!

Original link: http://opensource.com/life/15/6/my-dad-linux-me

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