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All findings and opinions articulated in reviews and postings on this blog are my own and are a result of me testing the software and trying to write about it as objectively as possible. I consider the purpose and the target audience of the software before passing judgement, and make it clear in articles where I might be biased, indicating where I'm coming from, for example that desktop effects are not terribly important to me.

Several readers, what I can only assume are native British English speakers, have complained in the last few months that this blog is not using 'correct' English. Some can get extremely wound up about what they see as the bastardization of their language through world wide use. Although I live in the UK I have made a conscious decision in line with many IT publications to use American English, simply because the majority of readers by far come from IP addresses within the USA. Still, punctuation and grammar may not always be correct, as English is my second language.

The Author

Holding a CompTIA Network+ certificate I used to support Allied Telesyn, later renamed Allied Telesis, network products (routers, hubs, switches and NIC's) in another life.

First attempts at using GNU/Linux in the late 90s, with Corel Linux, a Debian-based distribution, then Storm Linux/ Stormix, Mandrake and the now infamous Caldera OpenLinux eDesktop (2.3 & 2.4). First encounter with Slackware (7.1).
Return to Linux as the only OS in summer 2005 with Ubuntu 5.10 "Breezy Badger". Moving on to Debian Etch which was still in testing at the time in 2006 after a hosed upgrade with Ubuntu, eventually settling on a mix of Debian Stable, VectorLinux, Zenwalk and DSL in dual-boot setups, moving to PCLOS on a desktop and a laptop in 2007. These were all replaced with Slackware proper and its derivative Salix in 2009 as the main work horse OS.

Since then I have also extensively used ArchBang, CrunchBang and AntiX on at least one machine for at least 1.5 to 2 years each, or on external disks and pen drives where CrunchBang Waldorf is still kicking! A copy of Puppy is always at hand for rescue operations, either from CD or on a rescue partition.

Entry in the linuxcounter as registered user 398054 .

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