Greetings all! So I joined the Endeavour community on July 24th, exactly one week ago today. I’ve been lurking around, dishing out likes and making a few posts here and there but it has just occurred to me that I have yet to do an official introduction. My name is Nate, and I started my GNU/Linux journey back in the late 90s, early 2000s with Mandrake after first hearing about Linux from my uncle and a TechTV show called “The Screen Savers”. To be honest, I didn’t stay long, as I enjoyed my gaming, and WINE and Tux Racer were at the time not suitable substitutes.
When I went to college, I finally gave Linux a try again, this time with OpenSUSE (I like lizards). I was so sure that I wanted to go all in on FOSS that I didn’t even dual-boot. I just completely wiped my Windows install and replaced it. Looking back, it was a great decision. I used Linux as my daily driver throughout college (although I distro hopped quite a bit), and thought I was finally ready to leave Windows behind. But then came a calamity of extraordinary proportions, a little game some of you may have heard of known as World of Warcraft.
(Un)fortunately for me, my now wife was a fan of WoW, and I came back to Windows once again for a time. As the years progressed however, so did advancements in WINE and eventually Proton. Thanks to the progress in gaming the past few years, I have officially been using Linux as my primary desktop operating system since 2017. Alas, I haven’t been able to get rid of Windows altogether, as I now have to do adulting, and my job requires it.
Anyways, sorry for writing a novel. I believe the very first interaction I had on the forum was me saying that I’d be around, reading and slowly interacting to get a feel for things, and I just want to say that I don’t think I have ever in recent memory participated in such a delightful community. So it seems that I will be here to stay!