Dan Wood mr.dan.wood at gmail.com
Mon Nov 17 23:07:18 UTC 2014

Hello Nick,

Welcome to the list!
It seems our computer paths were similar, but I went Atari ST between
my Spectrum and IBM AT clone....

Anyway, good to have you on board. It's nice to see someone other than
myself posting to this list! :)


On 15 November 2014 13:46,  <centralnick at nicholasrice.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi everyone
> I’m Nicholas Rice and I’m pleased to have recently joined the Isle of Man
> Linux list.
> I’ve been interested in IT and computers since my first, the ZX81, many
> years ago when I was 11.  I’ve always been a supporter of the Linux cause,
> especially after Microsoft’s assassination of Netscape Navigator and the
> Vista release of Windows.
> I first encountered the desktop PC in 1995, but found it difficult to adapt
> to it after the Sinclair Spectrum and the Commodore Amiga.  It’s a portal to
> a huge wider world and exposes the user to the underlying systems hidden by
> the earlier home computers, simultaneously offering great power and
> flexibility.  Linux is the epitome of this but after the demise of Windows
> XP I installed Lubuntu onto a laptap and am prepared finally to embark upon
> the steep learning curve it represents.
> I do not work professionally in IT but understand that the open source
> movement is shaping the modern world; furthermore, I’d like to throw off the
> chains of proprietary software and big corporations.
> I regularly attend the Code Club with Dan and look forward to meeting
> evidently like-minded people like you.
> Cheers
> Nick
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