*Stands up* My name is Asterisk, or * for short, and I am a Linux user.
I don't feel like giving dates, so assume the timeline with the different versions of Ubuntu and Mint.
I first started messing around with *nix-based systems back when I was a freshman in high school a couple years ago with Ubuntu 8.10. That kept failing, so I got 8.04, instead. I first got into Linux Mint when my dad told me all about the different *nix systems, and said that so far Mint was his favorite. I decided to wipe my old Dell Dimension 2400 and dual-boot with Ubuntu 8.04 and Mint 7. Mint decided it hated me, and wouldn't boot at all, causing me to become a new owner of a large paperweight. I said,"Screw it," and reinstalled XP. Well, Linux Mint 8 got the best of me, so I installed that. Again, after a few months of running nicely, the computer quit. Linux Mint 9 has not graced my systems. XP was my OS of choice for a long while, due to an iPod as well as general laziness. Before my dad was deployed to Iraq summer 2010, we went to a Barnes & Noble and were looking at magazines. A certain magazine who's name escapes my mind caught my eye, and before I knew it, I had promised my dad to build a computer while he was gone. Well, that computer now adorns my desk, and the specs are as follows:
1 TB Seagate HD
3.4 GHz AMD AM3 Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition
Rosewill R220 case
Corsair TX720w PSU
Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2 motherboard
Sony Optiarc Dual Layer DVD +/- RW
Geil Black Dragon 4 GB 240-pin DDR2 1066 RAM
Asus ML238H 23" OLED HD monitor
Linux Mint 10 64-bit
As you can see, I still lack a video card, as well as Windows 7 for games, since this was originally intended to be a gaming rig, as well as a system for my phone that has a Zune player, which is unusable on Linux. However, since I love Mint so much, I will dual-boot this and Windows 7.
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