My name is Erich, I am a tech obsessed person who likes to buy new hardware. I’m the kind of guy who likes to do tweaking to a system and I overclock most of my stuff. I like Linux and anything to do with open source. I’ve also done a bit of (What some would call) designing in Photoshop. I hope that you enjoy reading through the blog, and I hope you check back often and help spread the word by telling friends and family. :)


I’ve been using Linux for about 3 years now. My first distribution was Fedora Core 4 on an old Gateway E-3000 with 128mb of RAM and a Pentium 1 processor. It was slow as a dog but it got me started in the world of Linux, and I’ve been hooked ever since.

Here are some of the distributions I have tried over the years:

(In no particular order. Also note that I include a link to each distribution’s website in case anyone is interested in trying them out.)

Fedora Core –

Knoppix –

OpenSUSE –

Kubuntu –

Debian –

Ubuntu –

Damn Small Linux –

Dream Linux –

Zenwalk –

Xubuntu –

Mint –

I’ve switched back and forth between KDE and GNOME over the years, even using Fluxbox now and then, but I’ve currently settled down with GNOME running Compiz-Fusion on both of my Linux machines.

And please, if you feel there is some phenomenal distribution I have not yet tried, please inform me.

6 Responses to “About”

  1. 1 jlfortier December 24, 2008 at 12:13 am

    Erich: I have similar interests and liked your site, especially the terminal commands, a few of which were new like “fortune”. I recently discovered “Virtualbox” and have been having a blast trying out different operating systems. I have tried all of the releases of Virtualbox but find that 1.5.6 works best with Ubuntu Hardy Heron. On a 2.2 GHTZ pentium dual, I am now listening to music, processing video, and typing at the same time. Anyway, take care, Jim

  2. 2 Erich December 24, 2008 at 1:35 am

    I’m extremely happy to know that you enjoy the site. It is people like you who make all of the hard work worth it in the end. :)

  3. 3 Kevin April 28, 2009 at 6:28 am

    In response to: `And please, if you feel there is some phenomenal distribution I have not yet tried, please inform me.’

    A couple of distributions you may be interested in checking out:
    – gentoo
    – GoboLinux

    I run kubuntu right now, because I don’t have time to screw with either other one. GoboLinux looks like it will be very nice once it gets to be a bit more stable; they’ve got a much less painful way of doing package management. Gentoo is still what I use if I’m doing any kind of headless machine (usually a server); it used to be my daily operator (with fluxbox as the WM), but it got old after a while (I like clicking on a PDF and it opening without having spent thirty hours getting it setup to do that).

  4. 4 Ketwes August 27, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Erich is Songbird virus and spyware free? I got a new Dell mini laptop and can’t run iTunes for my iPod. I really need a good, safe program. Please be truthful

  5. 5 Erich August 29, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Yes, Songbird is virus and spyware free. I highly recommend it as an iTunes alternative. :)

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