RachelAPP now performs under her real name Nat JM. Rachel App is a renaissance woman whose interests are shared mostly by men and not other women. She’s an independent label singer, songwriter, musician, and Linux geek who uses a variety of open source applications to record and enhance her music. App has been using computers since she was eight years old, but her journey to software freedom began in 1998 when a friend introduced her to open source. The philosophy fit well with her “bare bones indie punk wonder woman” lifestyle, and by November 2003 she’d switched to Linux for good.