Hello all Elive users,
I didn't found the correct place to present myself, so I'll do it there. It there are any other place, please be free to move there this thread.
My name is Luis, 46 years old and Spanish citizen who lives in France since 2012, and actually looking for a job in Belgium, because I'm unemployed actually (resignation from my last job). By the way, I'm civil engineer, so I haven't any skill programming nor IT except as user.
Anyway, I'm passionate of open source software (that is not equal at gratuity software, as you know) because I found it "noble" face a big data companies (GAFA) and their monopole.
So as I went finishing my studies of civil engineer I discovered Linux, and I'was fall in love with it. It was 1996... I'd tried some Red Hat, I bought a S.u.S.E. (almost 90 € a pack with CDs+paper manuals), and I tested a lot of Debian variants like Knoppix, Puppy, Antix, Bodhi, and a lot of other I doesn't remember.
They all lets me to resuscitate old computers that Windows saw that they were broken (HDD MBR failures). Anyway, I doesn't have a lot of skills in Linux, because as I had some need, I look for at internet (now I'm getting out Google of my life, replaced by Qwant and DuckDuckGo) and I make in practice the command that internet says to me.....
Working daily (in my job seek) with and old HP Mini (10" VGA, 320 Gb HDD, 1,6 Ghz Intel Atom without graphic acceleration, and 1 Gb RAM) with Antix I wasn't not happy of it's speed, so I looked for a lightest Linux distro 3 weeks ago. Hazard makes that I discovered Elive that I never readied anything.....
I go to Elive's web site and I clicked for an hour waiting download.... waiting for, I read about Elive, it's Genesis, and I realize that it's a one man alone work, and I saw WHOOOOOO!!!!!! so I immediately donated (unhappiest not so much due a my actual situation) and download the 3.0.3 version...
As much as I work with Elive I realize that is THE distribution I looked for along all those years, and I'm so happy that I donated 2 times more (unhappy again not so much money )
I'm trying to make Elive more known (LinkedIn and Tweeter) because Elive merits be more known worlwide. I'm also very proud that is a Spanish guy who created it!
Actually I have 2 old laptops running Elive 3.0.6 (the HP and and Acer Aspire 5310 ones) and I'll try in some days (I must before buy some RW CDs and DVDs if they are still on sale ) Elive (maybe 3.0 and if it doesn't works a 2.0 release) in my first laptop, and IBM Thinkpad iSeries 1217, with a Celeron 500 Mhz processor and 160 (32+128) Mb of RAM, only for the fun.
Happy to join Elive community, and hoping help you all as much as I can.
Best regards to everybody.