Waiting for some things to cook in konsole, I spent some time hitting the "stumble" button on my firefox stumbleupon toolbar. I only have a few preferences checkmarked and one of them is Unix/Linux. I stumbled upon something I want to share with you. It came off of a newsgroup and it was published just a couple months ago. I think it is worth sharing...there is a point that follows in the next day or two, so I thought this was a good precursor.
This post is for all of you out there
who have developed or contributed to Linux/Ubuntu projects and all of the open
source coders who read this.I do not know where to send a post like this so I hope this one email will find its way in the sea of posts out there.
I thank you to the point of tears.
Earlier this week I installed Kubuntu
on a refurbished AMD computer I purchased for $184 from a discount
online vendor, it came with no OS. It now runs like a champ.
We cant afford much and this was my 14
year old daughter's birthday present this past week. She is
overjoyed. And she is already trying to tackle Adept Manager and
exploring Linux; adding bling and her music, of course.
I cant tell you how much I appreciate
the work you all have done. Its a work of art. If I could thank each and every one of
you I would.
You have given her the world to learn and explore.
So if you get frustrated or tired in
your work for Open Source/Free Software, just remember that somewhere in Missouri
there is a 14 year-old girl named Hope, an A-student who runs on the track team,
who is now your biggest fan and one of the newest users of
Thanks most sincerely,
You have the thanks of us at HeliOS Project as well...and from those
who have benefited from our labours. From helios, Tom King, Larry
Cafiero, Richie, Ryan Gene and Wanda Lake, Ken Jennings, Mark Van**
and everyone else who has made our efforts fruitful.