It's been a while since I've rambled on about stuff on this blog, but life and work (and a bunch of play) have taken most of my time. I've recently changed jobs, though I sit at the same desk and do much the same work. I still get to take care of tons of Linux servers and enjoy working with proprietary products on those systems. Such is life in the modern world of technology....
Linux has come a long way since 2000 when I started really using it. There have been ups and downs over the years, but in my experience I've seen very few downs. Both family & friends / coworkers have appreciated the help and advice I've provided. I've built and maintained Desktop, laptop and server systems for home, clients, and friends and in my daily job and have come to rely on the stability and security the distros I support.
My kids have grown up knowing Linux is better and want it on their systems, though they still want that other OS for games. They know better and know that the world is a better place because of the tireless, oft unapreciated work of developers.
I've a few words for those individuals:
I want to give my heartfelt thanks to all the developers and supporters of Linux distributions from Tiny Core to the Red Hats, but more importantly the Linux kernel developement team, without whom we would not have Linux much less Android.