I joined Scot’s Newsletter Forum back in April, 2003 and took advantage of one of the forum’s Linux advocates. We knew him simply as Bruno, a man who knew Linux, and who had the patience to deal with us newbie’s who hounded him for advice. Bruno detested the word ‘newbie’ and made a point to correct anyone who used the term. He fondly called those trying to learn Linux, just ‘new Linux users’. Nothing more, nothing less.

I knew little about the man called Bruno. I knew he was a Linux advocate and he knew Linux inside out. He was patient with those who were trying to learn the OS and he always had the answer to any question that was posted in the forum. Looking over in the Scot’s Newsletter Forum, All Things Linux, Bruno has posted over 37,000 replies to questions or information for Linux users. He also had an excellent site called Tips For Linux Users in which he posted  everything you needed to know about Linux.

Today a post on Scot’s Newsletter Forum advised the members that Bruno had died from brain cancer. He was 59 years old.

You will be missed my friend.

May God hold you in his arms.

Bruno’s website