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Introduction I’m a 36 year old self-proclaimed geek who enjoys all things open source and Linux. I don’t use, advocate or really even condone the use of most proprietary technologies. (So, no, I can’t fix your Windows system. I can recommend some good alternatives, though.) My geekiness extends into Linux, Android, computers, information security, video games, music, movies, and programming. I have been using Linux for over 11 years now (03/2003) exclusively on all my machines. Over the years, I have done a lot of reading, posting on forums and Googling to learn how to use it effectively, and I keep discovering new aspects of it every day. I firmly believe in the open source community and immensely enjoy helping others with Linux. Since 2007 I have been using ArchLinux to improve my understanding of what goes on ‘under the hood’ of Linux. While I’m no expert I do have a wealth of ‘hands-on’ experience with Linux and Linux systems. I’m currently a member of a number of Linux based mailing lists/forums, an Admin of Bruno’s All Things Linux Forum and an Owner of the Archlinux Community on Google+. You can also catch me on @ #archlinux
Interests I enjoy the challenge of figuring new things out, especially the challenge of bending my computer to do exactly what I need it to do for me. And that’s one reason I love open source and Linux in particular. I do not mind rolling up my sleeves and tinkering under the hood of my computers, both in the software and hardware aspects. "We try to avoid the word "newbie", it does no justice to the efforts we, also the beginners, put in to learn a new operating system. I think the wish to learn Linux shows a brave attitude and deserves a better qualification." --Bruno