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Life and systems

Oct 17, 2020

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Today I’ll talk about operating systems, you figure out the link between them and our lives.

It was back in 2010 when I had an awful experience with Windows, my flash drive containing important docs got a virus and everything on it was lost, and unfortunately, I didn’t have any copies. That made me look for alternatives. I knew nothing about the Linux world at that time (lies, I had a Ubuntu CD in 2006, but I didn’t show much interest in it).

Being a student at the Free International University of Moldova, and working on my first ever paid project, I needed to learn a CAD app. I found Qcad and its open source license got my attention. I was learning the app while reading more about the open source software. And guess what, Ubuntu showed up again! I followed the installation instructions and got a fresh Ubuntu. You can’t imagine how happy I was after I wiped Windows from my drive. The switch wasn’t easy, but thanks to the open source communities I solved many issues and learned a lot of things.

I tested many Linux distributions, but Arch, Debian and openSUSE are my favorites.

Linux is not the only option. I’ve recently switched to OpenBSD, as I was interested in learning a more tested and secure system.

Stack up too much fakes and the world breaks.

Song: Hacker People

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