30 years experience using Linux distributions

CompTIA Linux+

At the suggestion of past employers have completed a CompTIA Linux+ certification via the Pearson VUE testing service.

Hold membership of Linux Users of Victoria.

Website: https://luv.asn.au

  • Holder of a CompTIA Linux+ certification

  • Ubuntu

    Experience using Ubuntu LTS on the NeCTAR research cloud at Monash University. Hosted MySQL databases to hold sharemarket datasets.

    Red Hat

    Experience using Red Hat at Monash University. Implemented web front end on a Red Hat virtual machine that interfaces with a MySQL database holding superannuation datasets.

    Internet Gateway

    Tinkered with internet gateway distributions including Smoothwall and Zentyal. Connected residential gateways to ADSL, cable and fibre ISP services.

    A popular page on the website is available with details of a low cost Zental installation.

    Link: http://rocode.com/zentyal/


    Tinkered with voip distributions incuding Trix-box and AsteriskNow.

    Have connected to friends via the internet and to subscription ISP services.


    Tinkered with the Kali distribution. Have watched training explaining how to use Kali on Lynda.


    Experienced with Raspbian on the Raspberry Pi platform. Using it for Ham Radio activities including ADS-B reception with dump1090.


    Played with Xen Server linux over a decade ago.


    Back in the early 1990s the Slackware distribution was available on 80 floppy discs.