Some of you may know that I am an advocate of Free Software. Linux has been my primary OS for over 10 years now, which means that I still remember kernel 2.2, KDE 1 and a time where getting your sound working required recompiling the kernel. And I can honestly say that Free Software offers everything I need for my job and my hobbies, which includes tasks like programming, testing systems in virtual machines, some graphics and sound editing and also a couple of games.

I have started using Linux with Suse Linux 6.2, and have pretty much right from the start compiled all additional software from source. As time went by my base system became a bit dated, which caused me to reduce the installation to the bare minimum to get a running system, and compiled the rest.
I’m possibly the only person who has used KDE 3 and a 2.6 kernel on Suse 6.2.

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