I hang out in the #ubuntu-doc once in a while.
There's a lot of people who try out linux and get frustrated because they ran into a problem and can't find the answer. So, they dismiss Tux and never realize what could have been [if they stayed around !] Though I was about to give up on linux [and mandrake], I stuck with it, thanks to the people at justlinux, barry, and my own determination. So, when people seem to be at wit's end, I like to help them and guide them to the information that's out there.
== The iBook era == Yes, in the summer of 2005, I broke down my allegiance with Tux [not completely] and bought an Apple iBook. I like it, honestly. The underlying unix architecture still allows me to play with the command line, though has the GUI polish that GNOME and KDE are oh so striving for I wasn't sure if Linux could completely suit me for college, plus my past experiences with it have made the computer inoperable for days at a time, made me hesitant to go 100% linux. Don't worry, I'll attempt to put the PPC version of ubuntu on there eventually, so it's all good.
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