Hi. My name is Gaz, and even though I'm new to this community I have been using Linux since 2003. I was (like others) clinging onto Windows until I managed to get most of my apps working through Wine or Virtualbox. My Windows nightmare ended sometime ago in 2011.
My PC journey probably all started when I became the proud owner of a Commodore Amiga 500 in the late 80s. The journey then continued to Amiga A1200, Sun Microsystems 386, Windows 3.1 to 8, and Mac OSX 7 to 10.
I have managed to persuade some of the family to make the leap to Linux too and they really like it.
My current project/headache is to get a stable LinuxOS working on an old Dell XPS 630i, but only Knoppix boots so far.... :-/