May 29, 2011

First blog post...

Well, I guess I will start a little about me, how I got involved in Linux and where I hope it takes me in the future!

I'm Justin, 32 years old in NJ.  I work in law enforcement and I've been dabbling in the Linux realm for the past 5 years.  My first distro was Red Hat... I bought it off ebay and I had no idea what I was doing.  I got frustrated and continued with Windows but dual booted Ubuntu and a few other distros here and there.

Over the past 2 years I've been reading and using it for data recovery jobs for my friends.  Within the past year I've really made a push to use Linux primarily and I'm on a good track right now. 

While still very green with Linux I have learned a lot and it just never stops.  The flexibility, stability and high customization is what I like the most.  The open source community is amazing, the support is amazing and it's free! 

I wiped my windows hdd in my laptop and that is purely Linux.  My hopes are to show people how Linux will benefit them and for business how much money it can save. 


My wife and I operate a small internet store selling vinyl wall art and I haven't changed some of the art to a different format yet so I'm sorry to say I have to keep the XP machine around a bit longer.  Perhaps after the summer as boating will occupy most of my time (hah)!

I look forward to the community and hope to contact linux users in my area soon!



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