I’m Conor, I’m also one of the Linux Lads hosts.
I have been using computers since Windows 3.11 and the Linux desktop off and on since 2006. For me, I started off as being curious about it “wait there’s a 3rd OS?” to seeing how viable it was as a daily driver OS (wasn’t always, hence the back and forth with Windows). I have been using Linux on all my personal devices for about 5 years now.
I am a pragmatic open source software user. Ideally, I would like a FOSS solution, but I’ll use whatever works for me. I like the control, privacy and customisation aspects of the Linux desktop. If there’s something there that I don’t like I can remove it, I am not forced to use anything or be concerned that there is telemetry happening without my consent.
I count photography and casual PC gaming among my hobbies 🙂