I have been a Linux enthusiast since 1999. My journey started with Red Hat 5.2 and Caldera's Linux distribution around that same time frame. I have installed and used FreeBSD, Debian, Mandrake, Slackware, and Ubuntu operating systems. I found that Debian was the most appropriate for me and my particular taste as a User and beginning Developer. I used Debian exclusively for about three years before transitioning the Ubuntu in 2004. Recently I have been using Xubuntu at work, and on my Thinkpad X31.