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My name is Andrew, I am a retired Navy Enlisted Technician that holds a CCNA and have  
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My name is Andrew, I am a retired Navy Enlisted Electronics Technician that holds a CCNA and have  
 
many years of experience with networks and various operating systems.  I was exposed to  
 
many years of experience with networks and various operating systems.  I was exposed to  
 
Fedora by another retired service member and have loved it ever since. In those earlier  
 
Fedora by another retired service member and have loved it ever since. In those earlier  

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Andrew Ward

  • Location  : Southeast Georgia
  • O/S  : Fedora (stable release)
  • E-mail  : award3535 AT fedoraproject DOT org

About me

My name is Andrew, I am a retired Navy Enlisted Electronics Technician that holds a CCNA and have many years of experience with networks and various operating systems. I was exposed to Fedora by another retired service member and have loved it ever since. In those earlier days I started with Fedora Core 6 on an old laptop along side with Red Hat. I now perfer to use Fedora 18 over the windows products. I find that the more I use Fedora the more I enjoy the features and ease of configuration of various platforms. I now have 8 of the 15 machines running Fedora (13, 14, 16, 17, and now 18).

Although I am an entry level user here with the project, I am very excited to help out in any way I can. Linux systems are not unfamiliar to me while in the military, I was responsible for maintaining HP UX (unix based systems and Servers) servers and nodes. I find Fedora to be the most stable platform available over any other versions of Linux (i.e ubuntu, knoppix etc...)

I would recommend Fedora to anyone who is tired of the same ole grind of windows to a new and refreshing way of computing. I have already convinced many of my friends to switch over to a virtually virus free environment and the benefit of a stable operating system.

Recently I took on the responsibility of becoming on of the FEDORA Ambassadors promoting the best product and service available. This is a major step in achiving personal and professional goals. Recent event that I participated in was at the Southeast Linux Fest (SELF) in Charolette NC. What a Blast. We by far had the most representatives present than any other Table. I believe that our sucess stems from the Ambassadors Group within FEDORA and the product we represent. http://www.southeastlinuxfest.org/

I also just ran the booth at the Texas Linux Festival in San Antonio. http://www.texaslinuxfest.org

Cheers......

Skill Set

I am a government employee that works on a large network as the Information Assurance Manager and carry a COMPTIA Security Plus certification and A CISCO CCNA.

My Relation to the Fedora Project

I am currently a Fedora Ambassador and an active member of the free media distribution, distributing over 230 Cd/Dvd's around the United States, Austriala, and Canada. I look forward to talking with other members of the project and future Fedora users.


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Plans & Goals

I hope to continue to contribute with more aspects within Fedora. I also plan to take on more roles and complete as many Festivals and Conferences as possible.

Andrew Ward Electronics Technician Senior Chief Ret. USN