Free Software in the Wild

Free Software in the Wild

Article from Issue 197/2017

Even outsiders feel the benefits.

Dear readers, I have found a new job. This means I have to leave the house at roughly the same time every day, I have to communicate in real sentences rather than grunts, and occasionally I have a shower. I also get to talk to people who aren't obsessed with free software.

These poor souls will never know the dirty thrill of updating Arch without reading the wiki first. They'll never spend ages configuring KDE to get it just right. They'll never switch their operating system for a new one, just to see if they like it.

I'm also having to use Windows on a daily basis for the last time ever. I'm used to Linux Mint and OS X, so I know that it's rubbish. But the muggles at work know that Windows is rubbish even though they've never known anything different. It's really impressive.


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