- Location : Southeast Georgia
- O/S : Fedora (stable release)
- E-mail : award3535 AT fedoraproject DOT org
My name is Andrew, I am a retired Navy Enlisted Electronics Technician that holds a CCNA and have many years of experience with networks and various operating systems. I was exposed to Fedora by another retired service member and have loved it ever since. In those earlier days I started with Fedora Core 6 on an old laptop along side with Red Hat. I now perfer to use Fedora 18 over the windows products. I find that the more I use Fedora the more I enjoy the features and ease of configuration of various platforms. I now have 8 of the 15 machines running Fedora (13, 14, 16, 17, and now 18).
Although I am an entry level user here with the project, I am very excited to help out in any way I can. Linux systems are not unfamiliar to me while in the military, I was responsible for maintaining HP UX (unix based systems and Servers) servers and nodes. I find Fedora to be the most stable platform available over any other versions of Linux (i.e ubuntu, knoppix etc...)
I would recommend Fedora to anyone who is tired of the same ole grind of windows to a new and refreshing way of computing. I have already convinced many of my friends to switch over to a virtually virus free environment and the benefit of a stable operating system.
Recently I took on the responsibility of becoming on of the FEDORA Ambassadors promoting the best product and service available. This is a major step in achiving personal and professional goals. Recent event that I participated in was at the Southeast Linux Fest (SELF) in Charolette NC. What a Blast. We by far had the most representatives present than any other Table. I believe that our sucess stems from the Ambassadors Group within FEDORA and the product we represent. http://www.southeastlinuxfest.org/
I also just ran the booth at the Texas Linux Festival in San Antonio. http://www.texaslinuxfest.org
I am a government employee that works on a large network as the Information Assurance Manager and carry a COMPTIA Security Plus certification and A CISCO CCNA.
My Relation to the Fedora Project
I am currently a Fedora Ambassador and an active member of the free media distribution, distributing over 230 Cd/Dvd's around the United States, Austriala, and Canada. I look forward to talking with other members of the project and future Fedora users.
Plans & Goals
I hope to continue to contribute with more aspects within Fedora. I also plan to take on more roles and complete as many Festivals and Conferences as possible.
Andrew Ward Electronics Technician Senior Chief Ret. USN