Thursday, April 5, 2012

2 years with Linux:Five Things to know about Linux

These are just ramblings about what I came to know about Linux in the past 2 years I have been using it. Its fun all the time learning about stuff you never knew existed.

1) There are many paths leading to the top of a mountain, but there is only one summit.

You may ask what is the right way of doing a job on Linux. There is no right way or the only way. There are multiple options and each can be right. It depends on what you want and what you are comfortable with. Just because something doesn't work for you it is not wrong. Power of Linux remains in not only giving you the result but also the tools you can use to make it better.

2) If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your own path.

By trying to solve problems or helping others you will find solutions of your own troubles. Others may have a solution of your problems and you may have theirs. You can only gain by sharing.

3) The world is like a mirror you see? Smile and your friends smile back.

Everyone is busy, everyone likes to get their query solved first, but community is made up of friends. You have to be kind to get kindness and patient to get the answers. Remember the people who are answering you, do it for the community.

4) The answer is out there, if only thing to do is to look.

Every question you are looking for has been asked, every answer has been given. You just have to look for it. Searching the web is not a difficult thing, but it is important for you to search it. Linux is not for closed minds, its for a mind that questions, an alive mind which likes to think.

5) Journey of a thousand mile starts with a step.

You can only discover something good if you are willing to search for it. Try it before you can say it is worthless. Before you can say Linux is not for you try it once, it might not be for you but you might also find a new way to life.

Hope this helps you in understanding Linux better. May the source be with you...


  1. Thanks Sushanth! This should be required reading of anyone coming into any help forum or irc channel!

  2. Nice, wise words. I concur wholly.

  3. Even though I don't have 2 years of experience to speak from, these words are probably what I would tell anyone wanting to switch over to linux

  4. I really liked ur blog, subscribing :-)

  5. It will be very helpful for noobs like me in the beginners stage of learning linux.

  6. your writing suits both linux and life.

  7. I've learned more English than Linux from your writing. Thank you!