I'm Scott (a/k/a angrykeyboarder).
I've been a Linux user and enthusiast (on and off) since 1999. I started first with Mandrake (now known as Mandriva), then RedHat and SUSE. Then I went on a "hiatus" for a few years came back in 2004 starting off on Fedora Core 3 and after that, Ubuntu and Kubuntu Hoary and have upgraded to every new version since. I have also used Debian (both "Unstable" -a/k/a: "sid" and Testing) ) and Fedora in recent times.
This all just reinforces what a great distribution (K)Ubuntu is. Although the geek in me likes to toy around, so I'll probably end up adding something later to the mix. Regardless, I can't see myself abandoning Ubuntu/Kubuntu. There is too much going for it. Frankly one of the best things is the unbeatable community. They are great.
I have also begun dabbling in compiling Linux software from source code and building Debian (Ubuntu) packages (allthough I admit to "cheating" with "CheckInstall" ).
As of this writing (28 May 2007) I'm running Feisty (with Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu desktops installed). I spend most of my time in either KDE and GNOME. I can't decide which of the two I like better, so I decided not to decide. I would say that I do generally lean toward KDE. I also dual-boot with Windows Vista Ultimate (upgraded from XP in February 2007) because well...there are a few things that Windows still does better and I actually hold no ill will toward the OS. It's pretty good actually (shh..keep that on the DL. It goes against the grain of a lot of Linux people)..
I've never used an Operating System that I didn't (dis)like.
In any event, the geek in me likes the flexibility you get with Linux. I spent more of my computer time in Linux than Windows.
Speaking of dual-booting, this is the box I'm talking about.
And knowing me, I may end up with another couple of Linux distros, FreeBSD & (Open)Solaris on it as well (when I get around to it ). Besides, I have got more hard drive space than I know what to do with (and I keep adding more).
I am not on the Ubuntu Users team because it is for official Ubuntu Members. I am not (yet) an Ubuntu member.
OperaBrowser - Misc. Fixes and Additions
IdeaPool - Suggestions
XubuntuProposedPackages - Suggestions
Other Community Contributions
I am a regular on these mailing lists:
And in the web forum as well.
Computers, Software, Internet, Theatre, Music, Politics, Current Events, Commercial Aviation. I blog/journal quite a bit (although I go through phases were I'm not in the mood.). You will find links to some of my various blogs/journals and so forth on my web site (which I desperately need to update).
My Job (or lack thereof)
I am presently unemployed (for reasons you can read about on my Wikipedia Page but eventually I hope to go to school and get some training and/or a degree in the IT field. I'd like to work in said field in some capacity (I am nmot sure what I would be doing at this point). Most of my previous work experience (20 years worth) has been in the travel/call center industry. That is an industry I am no longer interested in (so IT Help Desks would be out of the question ).
- Email: geekboy AT angrykeyboarder DOT com]
Jabber: angrykeyboarder @gmail.com, angrykeyboarder @jis.mit.edu & angrykeyboarder @livejournal.com
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- Google Talk: angrykeyboarder @gmail.com
- Skype: angrykeyboarder
- ICQ: 277439129
- IRC: angrykeyboarder or angrykeys
World Wide Web
Main Website: http://angrykeyboarder.com
(Primary) Weblog: http://angrykeyboarder.wordpress.com
Numerous other places