Well, I guess that I should tell you a little about myself, I am an old sperry univac field engineer (CETA) and a retired Navy Chief. I have been in and around electronics since the 40's and computers since the early 60's. I have been involved in digital electronics and cryptography, along with early voice encryption devices, and after the nam and when I retired I immigrated to Tahiti and here I make my home. My kids and grandkids are all Tahitians and thereby French, and I became French in 1984.
I started learning DOS in the later part of the 80's and thought that DOS 3.5 was the cats meow with the compression ability that lil bill stole and had to later pay several wheelbarrows filled with Benjamins for being a crook....
I have been interested in Linux for many years, but found that I either didn't have the time or patience to learn and stayed with windoze instead. What complete and utter foolish move that was. I now have a nephew in France working on his Masters in Computer Science who I turned on to linux many years ago (Debian). He was the lucky one, he had mentors and help and still I have no one here on this island that has even an inkling of what I am going thru at present. I have 4 boxes up and running, an old HP with Simply Mempis, and another old MSI motherboard that I have Puppy on and a laptop that has Ubuntu (this one) and another old laptop that I put mac pup on for giggles and am still playing with that. My big tower is running windoze Vista Ultimate Pro (junk, junk, junk), but that is the family machine and I keep it only because they are too afraid to learn Linux... My daughter is playing with the HP and Mepis, but the others are beyond them so far.
I am older than dirt, but still am learning and trying to play keep up... Sorta hard but I will not quit and learning has been a solid part of my life from the beginning, I guess that I will have a book in my hand or a laptop that I am banging on when I leave this mortal world... You will be seeing me around in here and I will be asking questions..