Greetings fellow Linux enthusiasts. Very nice forum you have here I am a long time Linux user but still consider myself a 'beginner'. I started using Linux around 2005. Tried and failed a few times and/or was intimidated by Red Hat and Slackware . Ubuntu was the first distro I was able to get installed and fully operational. Fell in love and never looked back. I would generally run a dual-boot configuration with some version of Windows but for the past several years have been booting into Linux exclusively and rarely boot into Windows anymore. I will never, ever, never run Windows 10! Which is kind of a pity whereas it is a very good operating system. Unfortunately Microsoft felt the need to glom onto it with all their weirdo stuff. Oh well. I think with the end-of-life of Windows 7 coming up we will see an influx of new Linux users. I live in a rural area and enjoy gardening, camping, and family. I have three grown kids, two grown grandsons, and two little granddaughters. I think I have succeeded in passing on some of my 'geek-fu' to my grandsons who are gamers. I try to keep up with the latest and greatest in gaming, often give them my best machines to play on, and sometimes build new gaming rigs for them. Haven't quite convinced them to come over to the 'dark side' (Linux) yet though! I have perused very many Linux forums over the years and I must say what I see here on the Linux.org forums is very encouraging. Not all forums are 'beginner friendly'. (Log in to hide this advertisement) I have installed and tested out many, many Linux distros. I like 'em all. I distro hopped for a while and finally settled down on Linux Mint. I still keep a partition on my hard drive for installing and trying out random distros. My latest test was of EasyOS - Barry Kauler still keeping it interesting Before that I took Blue Collar Linux for a spin. I'll try to pitch in whenever I can and learn along the way. Like this morning when I learned about 'IOMMU' from Wizards advice to a user. Thanks for that Wizard! It caused me to go look something up and learn from it. Attached photo is of my granddaughter getting an introduction to #!CrunchBang Linux.