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100,000 Facebook Fans Contest Winner: IT Pro Richard Clinker

The Linux Foundation’s Facebook page surpassed 100,000 fans this month and to celebrate we awarded one of our most loyal fans with a $100 gift certificate to the Linux.com store and a free pass to LinuxCon North America in New Orleans or LinuxCon Europe in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Richard Clinker Facebook profile pictureCongratulations to Richard Clinker, a UK-based IT Operator in the financial industry! 

Richard has contributed the most comments to the Linux Foundation Facebook discussions so far this year. He responds frequently to posts in a thoughtful and enthusiastic way and his comments are often “liked” by the community.

Richard started using Linux 13 years ago when he was looking for a cheap way to put together a PC using scrounged parts. He installed a boxed set SUSE 7.1, instead of “that other option,” he said via email.

He used that computer until the hard drive died and abandoned the Linux OS for a while. Then he heard about the MEPIS distribution and became curious about Linux again. 

“I installed Mepis 3.3.1 as a dual boot setup & soon found I was using Mepis almost 100% of the time. Dual boot turned into single boot,” he said. “Mepis remained my primary OS until reasonably recently. “

These days Richard runs openSUSE 12.2 on both of his home PCs and his netbook. At work he’s known as the IT department’s *nix guy, he said. 

Thanks for your contributions, Richard, we’ll see you on Facebook and in-person at LinuxCon Europe.

 

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  • Richard Clinker Said:

    I really must do something about that FB profile photo. I created it while messing with the webcam on my openSUSE netbook. Could do better. Will await inspiration while browsing the Linux.com store. Thanks Linux Foundation, am looking forward to LinuxCon Europe!


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