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My name is Andrew and I have been a Fedora ambassador for a few years now, I try my best to spread the word about Fedora to as many people as possible as I really belive it is one of the best distrobutions of Linux avalible.

This page will serv to update you about current projects I am undertaking within Linux or specificaly Fedora. I have tried to closely integrate this site with my personal site as much as possible due to this being an apsect of my life I consider more a hobby than a Professional role.

Like many of you I am not super skilled when it comes to advanced Linux commands and techniques however I do try to learn as much as possible when given the chance, my skills in Linux have changed alot since I first started using it regularly which was back around the release of Fedora Core 4.

Other Linux Distrobutions I use

Being the Linux enthusiast that I am I often have 2 or more distrobutions installed at any given time to increase my over all knowledge of Linux.

Aside from Fedora I also tend to favor Ubuntu as my alternate Linux distribution. At any given point in time my desktop has some incarnation of the two installed at all times.

I have tried other distributions from CentOS to Mandriva, I tend to stay away from the distrobutions that require an extensive knowledge of the Command Line to setup such as Arch Linux or Geentoo due to time constrainst as well as the headache that will most likely follow.


I am not one of those Linux guys that is 100% against windows in fact I have to use it for my class as some of my Windows administration classes require it. My hardware does not seem to emulate well in Windows so using a Virtual machine for my windows install has more issues related to it then I want.

Aside from class I mainly use Windows for 3 things, Running Dreamweaver, Playing games, and for general windows centric things. I do primarily use Linux durring the course of the day maybe spending a total of 2 full days in Windows a week.

Other Linux Affiliations

Recently myself and two of my friends started up a repository for RPMs that may not be considered appropriate for the main Fedora repos as well as RPM Fusion.

We are the only repository officialy endoursed by Almageste to house the Dragondisk RPM for the popular Amazon S3 client. This client looks similar in style to other FTP clients however is geared and centered around Amazon S3. There is also a Windows client for Dragondisk on their site and the source tarball. Also as far as I know we have the only functional RPM for this software.

The repository is called RPM Me simply put this is due to the repository being one which I myself use frequently so I dubbed it RPM Me.

In addition to that I am a regular stalker of the popular online Technology show Category5 which airs once a week live. I like this show for many reasons but mainly it is because the host is a down to earth nice guy that goes out of his way to make sure his viewers are taken care of.

The show mostly centers around Linux (specificaly Ubuntu as that is what the host uses) but they do occationaly cover different operating systems as well. If you are interested and like the show make sure to follow Robbie Ferguson on twitter to get updates and all that good stuff.

System Specs


  • CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 620 Propus 2.6GHz
  • Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 941BW - 19" LCD Max Resolution 1400x900
  • Ram: 2x Kingston HyperX T1 Series 2GB DDR2 1066, 2x G.SKILL 4GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
  • PSU: Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V
  • GPU: 2x PowerColor AX4650 1GBD2-H Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit DDR2
  • Motherboard: ASUS M4A78 Plus AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 770 ATX AMD
  • Case: Thermaltake Element S VK60001N2Z Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • HDD: 1x Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5, 2x SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5


  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 2GHZ
  • RAM: 2GB of Ram
  • HDD: 180GB
  • Monitor: 1280 x 800 Max Resolution

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