Several years ago my local ISP ran a special, if you upgraded to something like the 3mbps DSL they would throw in a fancy new Dell netbook with either Windows or Ubuntu. I did and chose Linux and that pretty much got me started with Linux anyway. It was short lived because I happend to be one of those people who cannot leave well enough alone and have to tinker until I break something. So I borke it badly and had no idea how to fix it and neither did any one else I knew. So my intro to Linux was cool and fancy on my awesome netbook but short lived unfortunately.
A year or so ago I decided to try my hand at it again and started using Apricity which I liked very much. I was dual booting Linux and Windows at the time and liked it so much that I tossed everything else in favor of Apricity. Plus the Apricity logo was really cool. Unfortunately that distro is now dead I then discovered Mint and ran dual Apricity and Mint for a while until Apricity finally died and I found Manjaro. I liked Manjaro from the begining. I like Pacman. I was familiar with Pacman from my previous devastating defeat at installinal Arch ( I will have my revenge). I’ve stuck with it, lurked in the forums for sometime and finally today decided to create an account and maybe get some help with my Arch install that I’ve been messing with lately as well as get some clarification on some issues.
I am building a 3d printer from scratch with some of my students and we are powering it with Linux CNC (Debian based). So I get plenty of Debian time at work. Linux CNC seems to be playing nicely with my Smoothieboard at this time wich makes me happy. At home now I am using Manjaro only although I have started trying to install Arch again. It’s so damn simple but so damn frustrating…arghh
The thing that I’ve loved about Linux in general is the community, not saying everone is nice and cool, I’ve seen some D-bags but overall it’s a pretty neat community and I like to feel a part of it.
Other than that I’ve got a lot of kids, many students (secondary and post secondary,) one wife for now, 3 dogs, and 2 cats, a messy house, dirty car, and all the love and contentment a fellow could ask for.