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Steven Ovadia
Author of Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches - http://manning.com/ovadia
Author of Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches - http://manning.com/ovadia
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"I use GNU/Linux because it matches my philosophy in terms of user freedom and control over software and hardware. I come from a background of proprietary software for multimedia creation and I made the move to free software not so long ago in order to get this freedom..."

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"After the initially steep learning curve, I found my web development workflow improving dramatically on Linux. Now I can’t imagine doing web development with any other operating system."

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"I love this operating system. Windows is not an option (I really tried once, but it’s so difficult to work on it). The lack of native virtual desktops made life too difficult on Windows."

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"I’m using Subgraph OS, which is still in alpha. Subgraph is an amazing new project that’s prioritizing usable privacy and security by default."

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"Remarkable is the text editor I’ve been looking for, and, as is often the case with these things, I found it after I stopped looking. gedit is still great, but Remarkable is a better fit for my text editor usage. If you’re a regular Markdown user and you want something that gives you some convenient features without veering into becoming a full-blown word processor, Remarkable is worth a look"

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"In mid-2015, Lightroom began to crash my Windows 8 installation, and I ended up losing a bunch of photos, as in gone forever. This turned my head around a bit, and I went back to looking more carefully at what was available in the Linux world for serious photographers. It turns out that, once you learn how to use it, an open-source Lightroom work-alike called Darktable is better than Lightroom in a lot of ways."

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"I’ve looked at other desktop environments and although they were quite nice as well, they were not something I would be comfortable with. With GNOME, I can have multiple desktop work spaces to organize my screens."

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"I use Linux because I didn’t like being governed by Microsoft."

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"Fortunately, while searching for other options I stumbled upon +David Revoy's blog post in which he describes why he chose open source software. This was exactly what I wanted to hear and it was reason I switched to Linux on my production machine."
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