How to know you’re dating a free software guy?

You can recognize you’re dating a free software guy by:

  • You know what Linux is (and not from reading the newspaper).
  • You start to recognize names of free software projects.
  • He can chat with you in whatever AIM you use (gTalk, MSN, ICQ…), and can do that simultaneously.
  • When you say windows, he mumbles something.
  • You started using Firefox.
  • You suddenly realize that the internet has a lot of standards (and a lot of application/websites not using them).
  • You started attending open source conferences.

And the #1 way is:

  • Google returns more accurate reasults about your name and linux than only about your name.

Feel free to add other methods…


For the more advanced couples:

  • You start using Linux (dual boot or just Linux)
  • You start translate / document free software applications.


Filed under Proud to use free software

13 responses to “How to know you’re dating a free software guy?

  1. Nice … but sometimes not so true .
    You know what su kernel and deb stands for

    Your ” second part ” can talk more about software than on any other subject.
    You can find more then 2^10 google results on his/here name (Don’t forget Meital ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) .
    you know what what are does magical numbers : 1024 , 2048 , 4096 ,…

    And you what is 42 .

  2. James Westby


    It’s not just dating a free software guy, dating a free-software lass will lead to the same things.


  3. Tshirtman

    Well… my ex-girfriend match nearly everything here (including using only linux on her desktop), and mainly from me…

    but… errr, she is my [b]ex[/b]-girlfriend… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ( for reasons totaly out of opensource I think except the big load of time in spend on my computer )

  4. ืฉื ื™ืจ ื“

    You just made me stop porting my girls to firefox.. \=
    all you say it’s so true… I didn’t even notice that I did that…

  5. s/dating a free software guy/dating a free software geek/ and add:
    “they point their friends/family members to your google videos whenever asked what their partner is up to these days”

  6. Congratulations! ๐Ÿ˜€

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  8. One more:
    * You started talking about Debian GNU/Linux to other people (Taken from my example ;))

  9. itsvenkys

    nice one dude ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Andrea

    I’m also reminded of xkcd, but this one rather than the ones mentioned above:

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