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Brian Lindholm is a Virginia Tech graduate and middle-aged mechanical engineer who started programming in BASIC on a TRS-80 Model I (way back in 1980). In the late eighties, he moved to Pascal and C on an IBM PC-compatible.
Over the years, Brian became increasingly disgruntled with the instability and expense of the various Microsoft operating systems. In particular, he hated not being in full control of his system. MOST fortunately for him, however, he had a college roommate who ran Linux (way back in the Linux 0.9 and Slackware 1.0 days). That introduction was all he needed.
Over the years, he's slowly learned more and more, and now manages to keep his Debian system running happy and stable (even through four major upgrades: 2.2 to 3.0 to 3.1 to 4.0 to 5.0). [A point of note: His Debian system has NEVER crashed on its own. EVER. Only power failures, attempts to boot off the wrong partition, errant hits of the reset button, a cracked DVD, and a particularly flaky IDE Zip drive ever managed to take it down.] He loves VIM and has found Perl amazingly useful at work.
In his non-Linux life, Brian helps design power generation equipment (big power plant stuff) for a living, occasionally records live music for people, reads too much science fiction, and gets out on the Appalachian Trail as often as he can.