About Us edit
Name: Marco "AlpVonKri" Flores
Occupation: Computer Systems Engineers
Location: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
History on Linux and openSUSE edit
Our history on Linux begins in 2005 with Ubuntu 5.04, back then we only had one year in the Computer Systems Engineering career and it was our first operative system distinct from Windows which was once installed on our computer, we were excited about the concepts of free software and open source, but the excitement didn't last long because we didn't like Ubuntu and decided to discard it and continue withWindows.
The next year in 2006 we met SUSE Linux 10.0, we liked the desktop environment KDE and mainly we fell in love with YaST, so it was that with the discovery of SUSE Linux 10.0 we started in the right direction on Linux, though still was Windows our primary platform.
In the same year 2006 we also met Fedora Core 6, we met this distro mainly because it was the one chosen to be the working platform in the state programming contests and by being of the few (if not the only ones) in the school that knew how to work with Linux, we were assigned to the tasks of performing the system installations and configurations, and taught to the systems manager of our school how to install and configure it.
When SUSE Linux 10.1 came out, Windows still was our main working platform and rarely (but more often than before) Linux.
Shortly after coming out and being renamed to openSUSE 10.2, we started to have problems with Windows (and when we say problems, are BIG problems), that was when we decided to install at a rate of 50-50 (in hard disk capacity) openSUSE 10.2 and Windows, wich leaded us to the discovery that openSUSE solved our problems we had with Windows.
With the arrival of openSUSE 10.3 our world changed, because we decided to change 100% to Linux and get rid of Windows, decision that was a bit inconvenient at first because everything we were taught in the career was using Windows' tools and we had to work on the full of viruses computers from school.
And it was in 2008 with the arrival of openSUSE 10.3 when we registered into the openSUSE community and in October 30 of the same year we began working with the openSUSE Weekly News team and started the issues in Spanish (in which to date we are the coordinator and translator), in the same year we discovered Debian 4.0 and IPCop for educational use in regard to security and servers.
At the release of openSUSE 11.0 we had just discovered the wonders of the virtualization (still was openSUSE 10.3 when we discovered them) with the back then Innotek VirtualBox, thus we started using Windows as a host system only when we needed it for school things.
Since openSUSE 11.1, Linux is absolutely our main platform