Alexander Swen is a true Linux evangelist. Since 1996, when he started using Linux-Mandrake on his home computers, he’s been happily converting friends and family to the OS—even getting his parents on board. “I think everyone should use Linux,” he says. “And I want to help promote it any way I can.”
We're excited to be hosting LinuxCon Japan next week, June 1-3, in Yokohama. Bringing together the Linux community in Japan and supporting the country after its devastating tsunami is very important to us. Linus Torvalds will be there next week, as will a variety of Linux community leaders and contributors.
While Linux creator Linus Torvalds said he was completely out of his depth when he and his wife attended the Oscars earlier this year, could it have sparked the formal beginning to an ongoing love affair between Linux and Hollywood?
Jared Blouse likes to think of Linux as his “software playground.” And he’s been having fun with the trusty OS for more than a decade. “I get so much natural enjoyment from technology,” he says. “And experimenting in Linux is my favorite way to play and learn.”
Throughout history, people have done a variety of things to mark important milestones in their communities and in their personal lives. Research on human behavior says this is based on a basic human desire to share with others your victories, successes and joys.