I’m a Linux enthusiast who enjoys games, science fiction and fantasy books, and is interested in programming. “Duskfire” was the name of my main character when I was playing World of Warcraft, so I decided to use it for this blog. Follow me on Twitter, @duskfire_linux !
If you like rogue-like games like Nethack or Angband, I started a second blog you can check out – One Day, I will Ascend.
Currently (September 2012) I am using an old Gateway laptop running Crunchbang Linux (Statler edition), because my main laptop has a heat issue.
My computer is an HP Pavillion 17″ dv1448us with an ATI Radeon 3200 card, 4 gigabytes of RAM, and a 320 gigabyte hard drive.
2012 – When I am not trying out other distributions, I run Linux Mint 13, 32 bit edition, using the default version of Wine in the repository. I also use additional items from “winetricks”, so what works for me might not work on a plain “vanilla” Wine install. I also review other Linux distributions, and have found Fedora, OpenSUSE, Mageia, Vector Linux, and Salix to be among my favorites.
In the past I have used Mandriva, SimplyMEPIS, and PCLinuxOS and have really liked each.
In 2009: My software was Linux Mint 8 (Helena), and I was using wine version 1.1.31 from the Ubuntu repos.