Member for 9 years, 8 months
Last seen more than 7 years ago
Long time Linux n00b. Still learning ... and learning ... and learning!
Started with Mandrake. Loved it every way. But, that encounter was brief because that distro disappeared before I could get used to it.
Played with various RPM (names are obvious) and Deb based distros. Used Ubuntu, with reservations, from 2005 through 2010. By early 2010, I had enough of Ubuntu's craziness (bad package dependencies, unnecessary packages that could not be uninstalled, etc). So, in late 2011, I switched to Xubuntu. I have been enjoying Xubuntu till date. (Fingers crossed. Knock Wood. Pray to the Gods that Xubuntu will always stay sane.)
Planning to play with Arch ... first in a VM ... to see if I can switch all my systems at home from 6-months release cycles to a good rolling release.
Currently trying out Mac OS X on a couple of MBA-s.
Back story: Eons ago I graduated with a degree in computer engineering. Then I worked on developing software for networking systems. Then, I met a lot of bad people so I retired, earlier than most people normally do. I am still in retirement, but inflation is going to force me back into the work force so I can meet more bad people. (JK)