It’s been exactly a year since I really started using Ubuntu. Yesterday, as I was going through my tweets over the last year or so, I came across this tweet:
Updating to Natty Narwhal is slower than I ever thought. This is going to take another 2 hours to finish. arrrghhh—
Barneedhar (@jokerdino) June 15, 2011
That was the time I really started to try out Ubuntu. It is a pleasant surprise that I stuck to using it since then. The first year of me using Ubuntu has been splendid and one of the main reasons for that has to be the awesome community. The community has been wonderful and it made me feel that everyone can contribute in their own unique way and that made me feel special in spite of the differences amongst us.
During the first year, I have had a lot of fun while translating strings to Tamil, answering questions on Ask Ubuntu, writing articles for the community blog 2buntu.com and many more other fun activities. I have had tried out packaging, fixing string-size bugs, syncing packages from upstream, report and triage bugs and even test development release for a significant amount of time.
If I were given a choice between the various operating system right now, I would choose Ubuntu hands down. And, I would continue to use it as long as the project stays alive. Many thanks to sabdfl for starting this wonderful project and many more thanks to everyone who has contributed to Ubuntu in their own way making Ubuntu a better software for others to use.