Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I've been using Linux, more specifically Ubuntu, now for about six months. It's my third or fourth attempt at using Linux or BSD (Apple's OS X not withstanding). I have tried various distributions of Linux , including Suse, Mandrake, Yellow Dog. I I even gave OpenBSD a spin because I went through a mildly paranoid phase when it came to privacy and security, living in Washington DC can do that to you.
But I always gave up after a little while. Sometimes, I never got past the installer. With distros that I got to install, I was flummoxed by how the distros handled file dependencies. Ubuntu has changed that, and I now feel confident enough to use it for a lot of day to day tasks as well as using it as a media server at home. But, six months hasn't turned me into a evangelist but rather a Linux pragmatist.