Hi, my name is Martin, I’ve been using computers at home and work for many years now, starting with the ZX81 and going onto use a C64 before using various Windows Pc’s running Win3 upto and including Vista. It was the thought of upgrading to Vista which made me try out Linux. Vista was a version of Windows I did not want, and having used it for a short while because it came pre installed on my latest laptop, still don’t .

Some years ago I did try out Red Had and Susie but soon returned to Windows for all the usual reasons, however it got me started on using open source software.

I converted slowly to Open Office, Firefox, Thunderbird, FileZilla, Gimp and JAlbum. The next step was to have another go at Linux and after all the hype Ubuntu received in September 2007 I downloaded the Feisty Fawn v7.04 .iso from their website and loaded it onto my old spare PC , that was nearly 2 years ago. I currently only have Windows Vista installed as a duel boot on my laptop and very, very rarely use it. I have a wired and wifi network of several PC’s and laptops all running Ubuntu in various flavours [including the “Family PC”].

Converting to Ubuntu was the best move I have made and will never now go back, my duel boot Vista remains for now but I will remove this shortly as I can see no use for it.

Martin Cooper31-12-2010 Update

Have been Windows free for several years now and am running Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat & Xubuntu at the moment.

Martin Cooper

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