I began using Linux in 2011. Back then I was in college and had a friend who was a hardcore Linux fanatic. He introduced me to this strange new operating system called Ubuntu and at the time I did not realize what made this OS so great. Like most people, I came from a Windows background. A decade of point and click GUI interfaces had not adequately prepared me for the command line interface I would soon learn to love. Fast forward to today and I run Fedora on all my machines - even my work machine! It's been a few years and I have come to understand what makes Linux such a great OS for software development.