Email: <bronner DOT mike AT SPAMFREE gmail DOT com>
Forum: Profile (Posts)
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Hi, my name is Mike Bronner. I have been using Linux off and on for about 5 or 6 years now. I started my first few years working my way up through various Suse versions, and eventually dropped Linux for a while, because I didn't have the time I needed to learn all the details and master command-line Linux. However, with the advent of Linspire 4.x and eventually 5.0 I was able to start using Linux as a non-specialist. Finally there were GUIs and windows that I could use. I know, I know... you're probably wondering why I don't stick with Windows in the first place. Well, truth be told I (like so many others in the Linux community) are sick of being pushed around by Microsoft's Licensing charades. I was delighted to find a most helpful and giving community that would enable others to achieve things in Linux for little or no costs to individuals.
(Back to the original story:) Well, then I got my hands on a copy (download) of Ubuntu, and I was sold. Linspire was based on KDE, and I prefer the Gnome interface (just a personal preference). So I installed Ubuntu and I was hooked. Very simple, minimalistic install, only what I needed (well, a few extras, but not like Linspire)! I loved it. And I haven't turned back since. Since Ubuntu 6.10 I have used it as my sole Desktop OS at home (work mandates Windows, so no luck there). [The only reason for me to boot up in Windows every so often is to play that one game that won't run in Wine or Cedega.]
During this time I have also become an active member in the Wine community and maintain numerous applications in Wine AppDB, where I help with testing, providing feedback, and reporting bugs.
Goals for 2007
Become an official Ubuntu Member.
Achieve 500 posts in the Ubuntu Forums.1
Write 12 How-To Articles on Ubuntu.
Write at least 60 blog entries regarding technologies involved with or related to Ubuntu.
Develop at least 1 Linux application or tool.
1 This will help me to both get more involved in the community, as well as keep me up-to-date on Ubuntu going-ons.
Current Blog Posts regarding Ubuntu
Ubuntu 6.06 - Part 1: Installing the Desktop
This guide is meant to assist in the installation of Ubuntu Linux for desktop use. The intended audience are users new to Linux, hopefully illustrating that ...
Ubuntu 6.06 - Part 2: Installing nVidia Graphics Drivers
Ubuntu 6.06 - Part 3: Desktop Gadgetry [XGL, Compiz]
Ubuntu 6.06 - Part 4: Windows Games
Ubuntu 6.06 - Part 5: Amarok Media Player
Ubuntu 6.10 - Setting up a Wireless Network with D-Link WDA-1320
The D-Link WDA-1320 is supported by Ubuntu 6.10 "Edgy Eft " 'out of the box'. This is great news, as so far there have been innumerable issues with wireless ...
Many thanks to AaronToponce: I used his wiki page as a template for mine.