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

My real name is Steven Rosenberg

  • I first used Fedora in the 13-14 cycle when I got my first non-ancient laptop in 2011. I spent some time running Debian, then came back to Fedora 18 when the old laptop died suddenly and I got a new one in 2013. I continued with Fedora through the 19, 20 and 21 releases. I got a new laptop in 2017, and I stuck it out with Windows for about a year. Painful. Eventually I moved to Debian again, then CentOS Stream 8, and now I'm back with Fedora, giving Silverblue 35 a spin. I didn't think it would be as "ready" as it is, and as of March 2022, I've been with it a couple of months or so.
  • 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
    • 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/Alma/Rocky)

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 III) Let Me Introduce Myself Junior Editor Associate Editor Embryo Tadpole with Legs Curious Penguin (Ask Fedora II) Egg Missed the Train In Search of the Bull (Tester I) Junior Badger (Badger I) Origin Tadpole Froglet Mugshot

Read stuff I write

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

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Contact me

  • stevenhrosenberg at gmail
  • steven at passthejoe dot net