Do you currently live in West Central Florida (the Suncoast/Greater Tampa Bay area)?
I'm a hardware guy. I could do real time in DOS. Then Microsoft went no touchy the hardware. I had already started playing with Minix and the rest is history! I bang the bits as much as I like. I use Fedora or Debian.
SLUG is Tampa Bay's oldest continuously active Linux User Group supporting all things Linux and Open Source in the greater Tampa Bay area. Members are Linux enthusiasts who come to the general meetings, hacking sessions, or subscribe to our mailing list, join our Meetup group, and/or participate in key signings and other SLUG events. Meetings are free and open to the public. General meetings take place on the second and third wednesdays of every month.