Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
1. Tell as much as you’re willing about your “real life” like name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.
Ok, I’m Mike Donald, I’m 51 yearsw old and I live in Manchester, UK
2. When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?
I was thoroughly disillusioned with Windows due to what I saw as ridiculous shortfalls in a system that had been around for years (XP). Its failings were legion, in my book, so I tried Ubuntu in 2007. Sadly I didn’t know enough to get the wireless working and I had one or two video problems, so I then experimented with Mac OSX86. I managed to get that up and working on my desktop and my Vaio, in various states of success.
Last year I tried Ubuntu 10.04 and was extremely impressed with how much worked “out of the box” and stayed with that until 10.10 arrived and upgraded before it was released. I have participated in testing new releases since.
3. 3. When did you become involved in the forums (or the Ubuntu community)? What’s your role there?