Many Linux users and enthusiasts are said to have a religious devotion to their operating system of choice. But does Linux itself have almost a Zen-like quality? The monks of the White Wind Zen Communitywould likely say so.
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The Linux operating system is finding its way into all sorts of interesting places, particularly where its potential users have open minds towards the use of alternative systems to Windows and Mac. An interesting and refreshing example of such open mindedness is the White Wind Zen Community, a modern Zen monastery located in Ottawa, Canada.
I recently had a conversation with Zen practitioner and WWZC resident David Scott Clawson, who administrates the computing infrastructure of the monastery, and we talked about their wide use of the popular Linux distribution, Ubuntu. Click here to listen to the podcast.