I'm a Network Security & Unix/Linux Administrator working for a German Automotive Supplier. I'm using Ubuntu since May 2006 on the Desktop and since December 2007 on the server also. In April 2008 it killed my last VM with a non-free OS. I'm seeking out new News (that no man has read before) to provide them to the German Community and I enjoy working on problems together with others, which eventually led to the start of Yet Another User Meeting Wink ;) . I'm 32 years old and in my life besides Ubuntu I'm married and I have two little kids.

Ubuntu Usage

Ubuntu runs on the following of my machines:

My Systems

Desktop 1

Desktop 2

Notebook 1

Notebook 2

Virtual Server


AMD Athlon64 X2 5200+ (2.8 GHz)

AMD Athlon64 X2 4200+ EE (2.2 GHz)

Intel Pentium M (1.6 GHz)

Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 (1.2 GHz)

AMD Opteron




512 MB

2 GB

400 MB


Shuttle XPC SN68G2

Shuttle XPC SK22G2V

Medion SIM2010

HP Compaq 2510p

Virtuozzo, Vendor unknown


Shuttle FN68S, Nvidia-Chipset

Shuttle FX22, VIA-Chipset

Medion, Intel 82801 Chipset

HP, Intel 82801 Chipset

Vendor unknown


Sapphire Radeon HD 3450

Sapphire Radeon HD 3450

Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express

Intel Mobile GM965

Vendor unknown


SATA 250 GB (Ext3)

SATA 160GB (jfs)

60 GB (jfs)

80 GB (jfs)

18 GB


Samtron 74v (1280x1024)

Samtron 74v (1280x1024)

Medion (1280x800)

HP (1280x800)



WLAN: Intel 2200BG

LAN: Intel 82566MM
WLAN: Intel 4965AGN
Fingerprint: Authentec AES2501


Ubuntu 9.04 amd64

Ubuntu 8.10 amd64

Ubuntu 9.04 (UNR)

Ubuntu 9.04 amd64

Ubuntu 8.04.2 Server

Ubuntu Contribution


As a member of Ikhaya, the News-Team of, I'm providing the latest news to the German Community. Also with this in mind, I restarted the "Translation" of the UWN.


  • Documentation: I improve the German documentation for Ubuntu, whenever I find something that may need it.

  • News

    • Member of Ikhaya-Team, the News-Team of (since may 2007)

    • Member of UWN-de/UWR-Team since november 2008

      • Relaunched the UWN-de as a merger between Ikhaya's Wochenrückblick and the UWN (It's now called UWR ) in november 2008

      • Building the new team

      • Organizing the tools needed: Wiki, Forum, Gobby

    • Member of freiesMagazin since august 2007 (not a contribution to Ubuntu itself, but it's important to me)

      • Corrections
      • Monthly Kernel Review (Kernelrückblick)
      • some Articles related to Ubuntu
  • Community

    • Launched a regular Ubuntu User Meeting in my area in October 2008: Achern/Bühl/Baden-Baden

    • Taking a part in the relaunch of the new ubuntu-de portal:

      • Implementing a structure
      • Creating initial content
      • Making it well-known: Ikhaya

      • Ongoing administration
  • Support

    • Personal Support
      • On our regular Ubuntu User Meetings: Achern/Bühl/Baden-Baden

      • On request: I'm listed on the regional contacts lists in the Ubuntu and ubuntuusers wikis

      • Help with installation and configuration, I'm also providing Installation Cd's or USB Flash Drives
  • What did I forget?

    • I'm trying to set a good example in following the CoC, especially the "be respectful" part.

    • Doing my share on fixing LP-Bug #1 Smile :)

Vision & Plans for the future

Ubuntu is Free Software, which means that everyone has the freedom to use it. Unfortunately, most people don't know about this and so cannot make use of this freedom. In addition, there are plain lies told about Ubuntu and Linux by vendors of proprietary software and others that don't know it better. These scare away people that may otherwise turn their back on commercial software.

Wouldn't it be perfect if everyone knows about the freedom and the possibilities that free software brings?

I'm writing about Free Software and Ubuntu in particular in an effort to fill up this deficit. By showing people how simple Ubuntu is and how much support one may get from the community, I try to spread Ubuntu and the idea of Free Software.

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mfm (last edited 2009-05-18 12:40:24 by fw)