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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]] (Test Engineer, Senior Test Engineer) (now operating under [[http://www.websense.com|WebSense Inc]]), [[http://www.appsense.com|AppSense Ltd]] (Test Engineer) and currently [[http://www.jumar-solutions.com|Jumar Solutions Ltd]] (Test Coordinator). 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. '''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]] (Test Engineer, Senior Test Engineer) (now operating under [[http://www.websense.com|WebSense Inc]]), [[http://www.appsense.com|AppSense Ltd]] (Test Engineer) and currently [[http://www.jumar -solutions.com|Jumar Solutions Ltd]] (Test Coordinator). 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.
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=== Why Do I Use Ubuntu? === == Why Do I Use Ubuntu? ==
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=== Hobbies & Interests === == Testing Interests ==

Having looked at the Activity List I am initially interested in testing the following areas:

  * ISO Testing (on my HP)

  * Laptop testing (on my HP)

  * General Testing (on my Lenovo and/or my HP)

I would rather not have to perform any fundamental changes to my Lenovo as that is my stable everyday personal laptop. I am happy to do pretty much anything to my HP.

== Hobbies & Interests ==

About Me

IRC: garyjmellor on irc.freenode.net

Email: mellor.gary@yahoo.co.uk

Keys: D1C81890, 9238B4C0

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 (Test Engineer, Senior Test Engineer) (now operating under WebSense Inc), AppSense Ltd (Test Engineer) and currently Jumar Solutions Ltd (Test Coordinator). 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 HP 'junker' (with Lucid Beta 1) and a Lenovo 'stable' system (with Karmic). Both systems are laptops. Here are the specs:

Hardware

Hewlett-Packard HP 510

Lenovo G550 2958F3G

Processor

Intel® Pentium® M (780 - 2.26GHz, 533MHz FSB, 2MB Cache)

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo (T6600 - 2.20GHz, 800MHz FSB, 2MB Cache)

Chipset

Mobile Intel® 915GM Express

Mobile Intel® GM45 Express

Wireless

Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200 BG [Calexico2]

Intel® PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [Shiloh]

Graphics

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900

NVIDIA® GeForce® G105M

RAM

2GB SODIMM DDR2 (667Mhz)

8GB SODIMM DDR3 (800MHz)

Hard drive

Hitachi Travelstar SATA 60GB @ 7200rpm

Western Digital Black SATA-II 320GB @ 7200rpm

Testing Interests

Having looked at the Activity List I am initially interested in testing the following areas:

  • ISO Testing (on my HP)
  • Laptop testing (on my HP)
  • General Testing (on my Lenovo and/or my HP)

I would rather not have to perform any fundamental changes to my Lenovo as that is my stable everyday personal laptop. I am happy to do pretty much anything to my HP.

Hobbies & Interests

I weight train in my spare time and also enjoy bike riding. When I was fitter than I currently am I have previously cycled to the coast for charitable causes. The most I have cycled in a day is 120 miles. I enjoy watching films and lying in bed - often enjoyed simultaneously. I also like anything to do with technology and spend may hours performing what I have termed 'geekery'. Lastly, I find theoretical subjects, philosophy and reasoned debate very engaging. I am currently reading The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins. When I have the time I hope to read The God Dilemma and The Blind Watchmaker.


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