• Born September 4, 1987

  • Email: <a.compwiz AT SPAMFREE gmail DOT com>

Personal Linux Story

Back in the summer of 2003 I began contemplating intalling linux on a new computer I was about to assemble, since I was running short of cash for a new copy of Windows. I started searching around for a distro. I tried:

  • Redhat
  • A version of Windows I legally obtained from a school website, but i couldnt stand it
  • Knoppix
  • Ubuntu 5.05

When I installed Ubuntu for the first time, I was connected to my home network via wireless, and was having some major problems with it not connecting, so i fell back to Windows >_< for a couple months. I then decided to move my router and DSL modem up to my room. Again I installed Ubuntu (5.10 Hoary Hedgehog) which i had just ordered from ShipIt, and VOILA it was a success. I've reinstalled a few times, with different setups and GUI's. At one point i remember having KDE, XFCE and GNOME installed, and would frequently logout of Gnome and play around in KDE, which I quickly grew to hate. I thinks its due to the excessive amounts of customization that I was obsessed with and never actually was productive. I currently use Gnome, with Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft and am very happpy with it.


  • Linux
  • Drinking
  • Reading
  • The Internet


  • C++ Programming (4 years experience)
  • Nunchuck skills (pretty much my whole life)
  • HTML (3 years)
  • Sweet Computer Hacking Skills (chicks dig guys with skills)


  • Linux (FedoraCore5, Ubuntu, Knoppix)

  • Microsoft Windows 2k Server
  • PHP
  • JavaScript

  • Programming in General (C++, Java, Assembly Language)

Current Books

  • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy : Mostly Harmless
  • Digital Fortress - Dan Brown


AdrianPomber (last edited 2008-08-06 16:14:28 by localhost)