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== '''Kirk Ziegler''' ==
 
  
* '''Occupation:''' Retired/Handyman business owner
 
* '''Current Residence:''' South Ogden, Utah
 
* '''Starting Actively Working in Fedora Project:''' February 2009
 
[[Image:Kirkz-photo.jpg|150 px|right]]
 
* '''Blog:''' [http://kirk202.blogspot.com HandyMan Blog]
 
* '''Hobbies:'''
 
::* Learning Linux
 
::* Writing articles and short stories
 
::* Sailing
 
::* Stained glass
 
 
== What I do in Fedora Project ==
 
 
I currently help write the Fedora User Guide. Right now I'm just learning about all that Fedora has to offer and hope to become a useful contributor to the Fedora Community. 
 
 
== How I Got Here ==
 
 
I got so frustrated with Windows Vista that I started reading about Linux.  I really liked that it could be configured to dual-boot with windows.  I downloaded Fedora, PCLinux, and Ubuntu live cds.  I liked Fedora the best, so I called in some expert help.  It turned out that the expert didn't know much more about partitioning than I do, which is almost non-existent. To my horror, I ended up with only Fedora on my machine.  But after a few days realized that it really was a blessing.  I had trouble installing my HP Laserjet but got help from the forum and my built-in webcam still doesn't work, but I've never used it anyway.  I still like the feel of everything working as it should, being able to easily shutdown stalled programs, fast boot and shutdown...no more waiting for Windows to do it's work.  I never did figure out why Vista would be working away and lockup, then unlock, ...what the Hell was it doing?  Now, I could care less.
 
 
My friends and family all think I'm nuts but I know they'll change to Linux sooner than later, because I'm not going to shut-up about it's virtues.  Of course the other distros are fine too, just depends on one's personal preference.  I like Fedora because it feels uncluttered and more flexible than the others I tried.  My daughter likes Ubuntu so she's running it on her computer.
 
 
== Contact Info ==
 
* '''Email:'''  [mailto:kirk202@fedoraproject.org  Kirk's Mailbox]
 
* '''IRC:''' kirkz on Freenode
 

Latest revision as of 20:41, 7 July 2009