Ben Porter has been a Linux user for over 15 years, and a nothing-but-Linux user for 10. He currently uses Fedora Linux on the desktop, but spent many years as a distro hopper on Arch, Debian, Ubuntu, and several others. He has worked in many different industries from embedded/kernel to SaaS, using everything from C/C++ to high-level languages like Ruby and Elixir. Lately he has been heavily involved in Kubernetes/OpenShift. He is the creator/maintainer of a popular fork of the Realtek RTL 8188 CE Linux driver ( He loves open source software, and is very passionate about promoting its use and adoption.

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