I'm Athena (real name's Anna), I live and work in St Petersburg, Russia. I'm a freelance technical translator (specialising in a number of fields, including IT), so reliable hardware and software are especially important for me
Up to yesterday, I was a model Windows user, although I've been using open source software whenever I could (OpenOffice is so much better than Microsoft Office, and Firefox is absolutely superior to IE). But finally, Windows 7 Starter on my Dell netbook really got to me, and I decided it was time to try Linux. I used to think Linux is just too complex for an ordinary user like me, and that it requires too much effort to be put into it, but then, I've heard the same things about Android, and I just loved Android when I got a smartphone running this OS. Yes, I spent quite some time adjusting settings and surfing Google Play for useful applications, but in the end, I got a really fine-tuned system on my smartphone. Just what I need, just for me.
So, I'm hoping to get to know Linux as well as I know Android now, and as for loving it, I already love the way my netbook works under Linux Mint Cinnamon
At some point in the future, I may even replace Vista on my Dell laptop with Linux (I need some programs developed for Windows in my work, so I'll have to learn how to use emulators, and learn well before switching to Linux completely!).
I'm looking forward to spending some quality time here and learning lots of things about Linux (and Linux users, of whom I am one now
). Thank you for your attention and patience!:)