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About Us About us edit

Name: Marco Antonio Flores
Nick: AlpVonKri
Description: Computer Systems Engineer
Languages: Spanish, English, German (a little)

Us Us edit

Marco AlpVonKri Flores

Social Social edit


History on Linux and openSUSE 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 with Windows.

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 (as the coordinator and main 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 (and only) platform.

Contributions Contributions edit

Worked in a project named "Interactive web book of openSUSE Linux" it's a university project to implement the use of openSUSE in schools and communities.

Was the coordinator and translator of the openSUSE Weekly News in Spanish.

An openSUSE Ambassador.

Some translations and/or page check in the Spanish Wiki, mainly redirect wrong used pages, link them to their English equivalent or translate them.

Participate in SUSE Linux Enterprise and openSUSE Beta testing programms.

Packaging and/or compiling some packages, for personal and testing purpouses, but are free for anyone to download and use in this link.

Currently, we mostly help users in the openSUSE and other free software forums as well in social networks and other places, like the Telegram groups in Spanish, answering questions about software and hardware problems.