I have recently joined the open source community in SA. I have also started another blog on the
This is a great thing to get involved in. Most of the users I have had dealings with use open source operating systems but there are people who also use propriety systems who have other open source software, anybody is welcome, so come on over, and do not be shy. Interact and broaden your horizons.
Maybe by the time you have spent sometime there you will chuck the old OS in favor of FOSS software.
Till later then.