Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Geek-in-Pink: Jonquil McDaniel, owner of xjonquilx

Filed under
Linux
MDV

My today's guest is Jonquil McDaniel. She is Linux user with more than 6 year experience and owner of the blog xjonquilx | Sabayon, Ubuntu, Fedora, Oh My! She calls herself Geek-in-Pink sometimes. Now she brings in some pink colour into my blog.

DD: How long have you been in the world of Linux? How did you start?

JM: I have been using Linux for 6 years. My boyfriend at that time had a set of Mandrake CDs. He wanted to install Linux but couldn't figure out the hard drive partitioning. The way he and my best friend described Linux was that it was a power user's system and very easy to tweak. I had already been tearing Windows apart and modifying it to suit my fancy. So one day I got the Mandrake CDs and installed Mandrake on my computer. My boyfriend was not happy at all that I figured out how to partition my hard drive before he did, even though I offered to help him do it.

DD: I assume your ex-boyfriend was not much happy that the Geek-in-Pink overtook him. But what did other friends tell you when they learned that you're now a Linux user?

Rest here




More in Tux Machines

today's howtos

Linux and Linux Foundation

KDE and GNOME

Debian Family

  • Devuan GNU/Linux 1.0.0 "Jessie" Just Around the Corner, Release Candidate Out
    It's been five almost five months since the developers behind the Debian-based Devuan GNU/Linux operating system launched the second Beta version towards the first stable release of the OS, and they now announced the Release Candidate. The Devuan project continues its vision of providing a libre Debian fork without using the systemd init system, and the Release Candidate (RC) version brings the GNU/Linux distribution closer to a final release. The interesting fact is that this RC appears to be stable enough to be used for production work.
  • Budgie 10.3 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu
    A new version of the Budgie desktop is available to install on Ubuntu. Budgie 10.3 adds a new Alt+Tab switcher, and brings a stack of bug fixes to the table.
  • Ubuntu 17.10 Codename Released "Artful Aardvark"
  • openHAB
    Partners Canonical, openHAB Foundation and Azul Systems have collaborated hard to drive development of the new openHAB 2.0 smart-home platform as a snap package. An alternative to Apple Homekit and Samsung SmartThings, openHAB from openHAB Foundation is completely free and open source, and acts as a control hub for home IoT setups.