Tm_tr1a52 TM_TR1A52
United States

I used Microsoft Windows until the put out Windows Vista, then I changed to Apple when I had purchase a MacBookPro laptop. 

Then because I am now permanently disabled, and my income is below poverty level, I had to research the web to find a new operating system because I purchased my laptop in 2009 and my operating system was obsolete but I could not afford Microsoft or Apple.

My operating system was Mac OSX Leopard Edition.  But I could not download the latest browsers or programs.  Then in 2016 I discovered Linux and actually tested out about 9 Linux operating systems.  Linux Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Ubuntu Mate 16.04, Open Suse Tumbleweed by Red Hat, Ubuntu Gnome 16.04.1, Open Suse Gnome, Centos 7, Open Suse Leap 42.2, Zorin OS 12.1, Linux Mint 18, Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon Sonia, Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon Sylvia which is what I am currently using and love.

I have taken the Introduction to Linux course offered by the Linux Foundation and I wish I have found out about Linux many years ago, however, I am just glad to have found Linux.

I have been a computer user since 1988 long before the Internet came into being.  But since discovering Linux I have found I have much more to learn.

I like using the latest operating system (Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon/Sylvia) and helping to work out any bugs such as when firefox freezes up.  I work with Mozilla support and the developers to work out what ever bugs exist.  I am constantly receiving updates to help resolve most issues.

As with any operating system there are always new updates to help the performance, security, and other necessary options that help with the stability, etc.  This is where I try to help by letting the Linux Mint developers have access to the operating system I am using and those I've used in the past.

I look forward to chatting with the many communities I have found that Linux provides for all Linux operating systems and the Linux Foundation.  But I also love the Linux Foundation and the associated, Ask Ubuntu, Ubuntu One, and many more.

I appreciate what Mozilla the creators of Firefox that have a movement going to keep Net Neutrality, the EFF.  I am working with them by spreading the word using Facebook and Twitter.  I am also contacting my representatives to encourage them to stop the FCC from abolishing Net Neutrality as we know it.

Thank you for allowing me to be part of the Linux Mint Operating system and the other aspects that make Linux what it is.

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