My name is Mike. I'm a typical nerd with a patient and understanding wife. I work for a Fortune 500, located in the KC Metro area, currently, with a background in just about everything under the sun. I've worked in a variety of fields but currently am a technical lead for TeamSite development.
I've been a Linux user since '98 timeframe, back when RedHat was RedHat and the versions started with numbers like 5. Since that time I've tried pretty much any flavor at home and spent numerous years as a Solaris and Linux admin professionally. I currently run Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Fedora 4, Solaris (SPARC), and a custom kernel configuration. I was turned onto Ubuntu a while back and decided to stick with it after installing it on an old laptop; it was the only distro that actually worked with my soundcard. I had spent many hours hacking other distros to make it work, so apparently the little things weight heavily for me. From the days of compiling my own network drivers to now having wireless support "out of the box", things have come a long way and the future looks very bright.