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== My real name: Steven Rosenberg ==
== My real name is Steven Rosenberg==
* I used Fedora in the 13-14 cycle and came back to Fedora 18 and continued through the 19 and 20 releases.
* 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 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.
* I use Fedora both for work and at home, where I am a heavy user of multimedia.
* '''Fedora's greatest strengths:''' 1) The community, 2) This is a great system for new hardware, offering new kernels throughtout the release cycle in an environment with more stability than you might expect, 3) Fedora on the desktop is a great development environment, and it should only get better with the Fedora.next-spawned Workstation release.
* '''Fedora's greatest strengths:'''  
* '''Fedora's greatest weakness (for me anyway):''' It's not so much the issue itself, ''which is the lack of an RPM-packaged AMD Catalyst driver in the RPM Fusion repository for the entire Fedora 20 cycle and at this point presumably forever'', but the fact that nobody seems to care.
** 1) The community. Really. I'm not just saying that. Fedora people are unfailingly welcoming, helpful, smart and just plain nice
* (Yeah, I know closed-source drivers are not free software, but you probably have an Intel-based computer and that's why you can comfortably make/take that stance. Users of newer AMD hardware need this driver, usually for the best performance and often for any performance at all. And while I can understand Fedora itself not offering proprietary video drivers of any kind, the fact that the RPM Fusion community is OK offering an Nvidia driver but not one for AMD is just plain wrong.)
** 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 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Pass Joe Pass] and coffee, the drink.


== My Fedora Badges (yeah, it's all about the stinkin' badges) ==
== My Fedora Badges (yeah, it's all about the stinkin' badges) ==
{{ #fedorabadges: passthejoe }}
{{ #fedorabadges: passthejoe }}
== Read stuff I write ==
I write about technology and a few other things in these blogs:
* [https://passthejoe.net/ Passthejoe, the blog]
* [https://stevenrosenberg.nfshost.com/blog/ frugal technology, simple living and guerrilla large-appliance repair]
Follow updates for CentOS Stream on this site, which updates daily:
* [https://centos.passthejoe.net/ CentOS Stream of Consciousness]


== Contact me ==
== Contact me ==


stevenhrosenberg at gmail
* stevenhrosenberg at gmail
* steven at passthejoe dot net

Latest revision as of 20:18, 26 March 2022

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

Read stuff I write

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

Follow updates for CentOS Stream on this site, which updates daily:

Contact me

  • stevenhrosenberg at gmail
  • steven at passthejoe dot net