i’ve just installed EOS on my main machine.
I am 37 years old, from Vienna working as a IT - Technician for 3 years now.
I’ve started using Computers in the 90’s when my father started to discover DOS and Windows 3.11 and later Windows NT.
I’ve started also with DOS and Windows 3.11, ignored Windows NT firstly (you know … gaming was the faint of my heart) went to Windows 95 B, Windows 98, Windows 2000 (Windows NT there i come), Windows 7, 10 and now discovering 11.
I was a gamer, acquired some basic programming skills in C, VB and of course HTML and PHP.
I always had just one machine and gaming was my priority in my life. So i sticked to Redmonds best, with some excursions into the world of unix.
My first Linux, ofc, was a redhat CD i had in a magazine.
I installed it and it was just aweful. (used it for like 15 minutes or so)
My first real attempt to use linux was gentoo in 2003. It was a harsh entry into the world of linux, it took me a full week to install it, but i was very proud when i made it. I’ve used it for 1 month or so, then my passion for gaming led me back to windows. (i had no idea about dual booting, nor a second machine to use it on … funds were limited this time)
I’ve managed to install arch several time, and broke it several times.
I’ve used NixOS with KVM/QEMU VFIO Windows 10 on it for a long time (nearly half a year).
Things changed when i came into a family with 3 children and was lucky to get my actual job at the same time.
No time for gaming anymore … it became boring anyways. … no use for windows on my main machine anymore.
For work i am using a Notebook (it was my first notebook), sure with Windows 10 / 11, because “use what your customers using”.
For servers we are using Windows and Linux ones (mostly ubuntu).
I bought myself an iPhone (again … my first smartphone was a iphone 3gs) and lately an M1 Macbook Air.
I’ve upgraded my main Machine to an AMD Ryzen 5900X with 32 GB of RAM, because you know … working is increasing your funds, and at some point you have to fullfill your childish dreams g
And i decided to give desktop linux another shot.
And so … here i am An experienced noob trying to fulltime switch to Linux on his main production machine.
Thats what i want to achieve with EOS on my main machine:
Using it for Home-Office:
- RDP to Windows Servers and Clients
- Remote Support via a Remote Support Tool no one really knows (PC Visit)
- GIMP for creating Interfaces/Buttons and Overlays
Using it for learning:
- Linux / Unix
- coding in generall
- Tiling Window Manager (the “new” meme)
Using it for gaming:
- Singleplayer mostly … and just if i have the time for it … mostly steam games (i love you valve and what you are doing for the Linux community … had to say it at this point)
Using it remotely from my macbook:
- RDP / VNC
i am using EOS with i3wm btw