I’ve been using Manjaro for what, 5 years now I think?
Been on the old forums for just as long. My name was the same as on the old forum (I think). Unless I have an issue for which I’m looking for a fix, my online activity changes between reading up every day and no actively for months depending on my mood.
I’m a student software engineering, got huge interest in human-like AI and social human-computer interaction. I do some projects with businesses during my study and tend to have side jobs too. Since I follow an altered studyplan due to the lack of study for what I wanna do, I’ve been studying for too long, but at least it gives some time to get experience and extra skills before getting on the job market lol.
Otherwise I like playing games, modding games, messing with computer and other IT stuff just because, listening to music, drinking tea and watching Chinese palace drama (like 延禧攻略). I’m from The Netherlands, but if things go as planned, work might move me to Japan as they’re the biggest in my main field of interest. I speak Dutch, English, some German, some Japanese, and some Mandarin. I’m still actively working on improving the later two.
I once decided I should try Linux as it seemed a useful skill to learn. I did some research on different distributions their pros and cons and decided to try Manjaro. So one day I completely overwrote the Windows on my work laptop with Manjaro under the idea “now I have to learn how to use it, can’t just switch to Windows because it’s easier to use what you’re used to” and that’s quite an effective way of learning. I used Manjaro for school and work ever since. However, I’m far from a pro. I feel like a noob compared to some on the old forums, and undoubtly also some on the new forums.
Did have to use some others like Ubuntu, Debian and Kali for certain projects, but always liked Manjaro more as daily use OS. Powerful, easy to use and stable. Still using Windows 10 on my desktop for gaming, altrough I do play around and test getting my games to work on Manjaro every now and then. It’s improving, but not there yet to make a switch to 100% Linux only. Some of my favourites are TES 3, 4, 5, and Online, Divinity II: Ego Draconis, the Yakuza/龍が如くserries, and Dragon Age: Inquisition, but I played much more.
I’m one of those people who doesn’t really hate any OS, I can see pros and cons to pretty much any of them, but some are just not for me personally. Still, might be great for other users. We all have different usages and preferences after all.
Oh, and I like to use KDE and dark themes.
I think that’s all there is to say about me? But if there is something more you’ld like to know, feel free to ask.