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'''Background:''' I'm 32 years old and living in England. I am a professional software tester with around 8 years' experience in the industry. I have worked for [[http://www.surfcontrol.com|SurfControl Plc]] (now operating under [[http://www.websense.com|WebSense Inc]]), [[http://www.appsense.com|AppSense Ltd]] and currently [[http://www.jumar-solutions.com|Jumar Solutions Ltd]]. I have been using Ubuntu for around 8 months and really like it - so much so that I'm now going to start testing it in my free time. I love the whole idea of FOSS and want to help shape Ubuntu for the community.
Having been exposed to Windows 'features' for as long as I can remember in both personal and professional realms, I was on the look out for alternatives. I'd used Unix and Mac at university and had heard of Linux. After some Googling, I plumped for Ubuntu and haven't looked back. After just one week of having a dual boot system I decided that Ubuntu (Karmic) was infinitely better than any Windows OS and got rid of the Windows partition completely.
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=== Why Do I Use Ubuntu? === === My Machines ===
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About Me

IRC: garyjmellor on irc.freenode.net

Email: mellor.gary@yahoo.co.uk

Background: I'm 32 years old and living in England. I am a professional software tester with around 8 years' experience in the industry. I have worked for SurfControl Plc (now operating under WebSense Inc), AppSense Ltd and currently Jumar Solutions Ltd. I have been using Ubuntu for around 8 months and really like it - so much so that I'm now going to start testing it in my free time. I love the whole idea of FOSS and want to help shape Ubuntu for the community.

Why Do I Use Ubuntu?

Having been exposed to Windows 'features' for as long as I can remember in both personal and professional realms, I was on the look out for alternatives. I'd used Unix and Mac at university and had heard of Linux. After some Googling, I plumped for Ubuntu and haven't looked back. After just one week of having a dual boot system I decided that Ubuntu (Karmic) was infinitely better than any Windows OS and got rid of the Windows partition completely.

My Machines

I have two physical systems a 'junker' (with Lucid Beta 1) and a 'stable' system (with Karmic). Both systems are laptops. Here are the specs:

TO BE COMPLETED


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