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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 met Alan through Quora. I knew he’d make a great interview and I was right! As he writes, he’s a person who likes to tinker, and the tinkering he does in his physical life translates well to Linux. I wouldn’t say I’m done tinkering with Linux, because…

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Nabeel gives a great interview. What makes it so great? The level of detail is fascinating. But also, I agree with just about everything he says about why he uses Linux. Right down to his recommendation of Decoding Liberation. Knowledge workers need…

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" After much internal deliberation, I really do think it’s that GNOME is a great fit for someone like me, who doesn’t want to use a mouse. It works very well out of the box and requires very little customization to work for me. "

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You may have noticed some changes to the site! At least I hope you have… Here’s a quick guide to the various rationales: I shortened the site name to Linux Rig. The My quickly began to feel a little personal, like it was about my Linux setup, rather than…

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"Free software matters to me. I try to use as much as I can to be in control of my computing."

(also, enjoy the new URL!)

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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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