I am interested in most things that relate to the desktop and server though I am particularly fond of virtualization. I love to find ways for Linux to work in educational environments (K-12 and higher ed) both on the front end and the back end. Most everywhere I have worked has used Windows as their desktop OS so a lot of my tinkering has revolved around making Linux play nice with Windows and Active Directory. I also have a fair amount of experience with Mac's. I cut my teeth on Gentoo Linux back in 2004 and used it almost exclusively until 2007 when I discovered Ubuntu. Though Gentoo is great for some things I fell in love with not having to compile everything and the great Debian package management system. The open source project I am the most passionate about is Untangle. Their platform is one of the very best ways I have found to prove Linux as a valuable resource to people. It is a shining example of what can be done when you combine the efforts of our wonderful community.
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