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    Introductions Thread

    If you feel so inclined post a reply to this thread introducing yourself. I'll start.

    My name is Linda. I work in Seattle and live in the South Snohomish County area. I'm a long time linux user and have been using Ubuntu in the work place for the past 2 or so years. I'm transitioning to Ubuntu on my various workstations. I've just recently joined the Ubuntu community. I am helping to organize and reenergize the Washington LoCo, and I am active in the Ubuntu-Women project.
    Last edited by althara; December 22nd, 2009 at 02:08 AM.

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    Re: Introductions Thread

    Nice to see it up!! I live and work in the Walla Walla area. Have been using personal computers since mid seventies having built an Altair and then moving on to the PET, C=64, Amiga, using and writing for operating systems such as Unix, Mac, OS/2, Amiga, Linux, C=64/128, and Video Toaster. I like Ubuntu especially in the KDE flavor except for version 4 which was a tad pre-mature in release. It is much better now and very much worth a look!

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    Smile Re: Introductions Thread

    Hi, I'm Valorie Zimmerman (nee' Cowan). I've lived in Washington all my life - born in Renton, grew up in Issaquah, and now live just outside Black Diamond. I've been using linux since 2001 or 2; whenever Win2K started showing its age. Both my son Thomas and my friends in the Linuxchix have supported me along the way.

    After Mandrake and Gentoo, I moved to Kubuntu, and have recently become active in Ubuntu-Women, after learning about it through Linuxchix. Linda/althara invited me to the LoCo channel, and here we are! I've recently gotten active in the support community for my favorite music player Amarok, so this is all very exciting. I hope that the LoCo can work together with existing local FOSS groups to make more of a splash for Free Software in Washington state.

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    Re: Introductions Thread

    Hello all,

    Another one from the 'dry' side of the mountains - Wenatchee to be specific. Born-n-raised in western Nebraska, this is as far 'west' in this state as my wife could get me to move. Actually I'd be happier down around the Tri-Cities, but I've got a job here (hydro power plant operator on the Columbia River) that pays the bills...

    This past year I started drifting back to Linux after a long absence. My first exposure to Linux was around...1995 or 96, when I was (then) interested in trying C/C++ but couldn't afford what M$ asked for a copy of Visual C++ at the time (EM2/SS pay in the Navy not being all that grand). A shipmate suggested this weird Linux thing and down the rabbit hole I went. Slackware, then Redhat, then Suse, then some dabbling with most of the offerings out there: Mandrake, Debian, Corel, TurboLinux, Gentoo etc. Had a small stack of old PCs bought off ebay that I played with for a while, but eventually I got tired of beating my head against the monitor trying to get seemingly basic things to work like printing, sound, etc. Those of you who remember hacking your X11 config files know what I mean. So when Mac OS X hit 10.1 or so, I defected

    Now... a number of years later when I was getting somewhat bored again I picked up an older PC and started tinkering again. Then when I got a new desktop PC with oodles of HDD space and buku RAM... I discovered Virtualbox. So now I have a virtual sandbox to try just about anything in, good bad or otherwise. My current goal is to set up a virtual LAN and use that for training/education to learn how to make things work *before* I put them online for real. Ubuntu didn't exist when I left Linux, not sure it was even a thought in anyone's head. Today... despite my tendency to distro-hop, I keep coming back to Ubuntu because of two things: its Debian heritage, and frankly, I am sick and tired of the incessant sniping and generally viperish behavior that I run into on other distros regarding 'others'. I haven't ran into that in the Ubuntu community yet, so I figure I'll stay a while.

    Monte

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    Re: Introductions Thread

    My name is Ahmed and I live out in Seattle! I grew up tinkering with Linux in my dads labs but never seriously played with it until about 4 years ago.
    I was running Ubuntu for about 3 years until switching over to Arch Linux. I still consider Ubuntu to be a great distribution and am a passionate advocate for it's use.

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    Talking Re: Introductions Thread

    I'm Vince. I'm in Olympia. I've been using ubuntu (actually linux mint) for about 4 months, but it seems more like a year. I've been trying to get involved in the community, and would love to help, though I'm still trying to find my nitch.
    I have two kids, a beautiful wife, and a couple years of school left before I can start a career doing something in the network admin field.


    VIVA UBUNTU!!!!

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