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It's me, Steven Rosenberg (Photo by Hans Gutknecht)

My real name is Steven Rosenberg, and here are my talking points

  • I used Fedora in the 13-14 cycle when I got my first non-ancient laptop in 2011, bailed for Debian when the graphics going got tough and came back to Fedora 18 when the old laptop died suddenly and I got a new one in 2013. I have continued with Fedora through the 19, 20 and 21 releases (upgrading successfully by FedUp each time).
  • I work in digital journalism for a company that produces print newspapers as well as web sites.
  • I use Fedora both for work and at home, where I am a heavy user of multimedia.
  • Fedora's greatest strengths:
    • 1) The community. Really. I'm not just saying that. Fedora people are unfailingly welcoming, helpful, smart and just plain nice
    • 2) This is a great system for new hardware, offering new kernels throughout the release cycle in an environment with more stability than you might expect
    • 3) Fedora offers a great development environment, and it should only get better with the Fedora.next-spawned Workstation release
    • 4) Fedora's Anaconda installer allows you to create a fully encrypted Linux system in a dual-boot environment, something not possible with the Debian and Ubuntu installers. (Note: You can also do this in RHEL/CentOS/Scientific Linux)

Why "passthejoe"?

I love the music of Joe Pass and coffee, the drink.

My Fedora Badges (yeah, it's all about the stinkin' badges)

Paranoid Panda Involvement Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora I) White Rabbit Crypto Panda Baby Badger Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora II) Egg Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora III) Missed the Train In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Junior Badger (Badger I) Let Me Introduce Myself Junior Editor Associate Editor Origin Embryo Tadpole

Read stuff I write

I write about Fedora and a few other things in these blogs:

Contact me

stevenhrosenberg at gmail