Self-Introduction: Timothy Murphy

Karl Larsen k5di at
Thu Dec 20 01:51:41 UTC 2007

Timothy Murphy wrote:
> My name is Timothy Murphy.
> I am a retired mathematics lecturer at Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
> <>
> (although I still give courses,
> this year on Elliptic Curves:
> <>).
> I have a fairly precise idea of what I would like to do
> for the Fedora Documentation Project,
> namely to bring Miles Brennan's "Linux Home Server HOWTO"
> <>
> within the Fedora Documentation Project.
> I should say that this has Miles' blessing.
> The latest version of his HOWTO is based on Fedora Core 5,
> and Miles says he does not have time to bring it up to date,
> and would welcome someone else taking on the task.
> This HOWTO assumes that the reader is running Fedora,
> so it is entirely appropriate that it should be brought
> under the auspices of the Fedora Documentation Project.
> It seems to me that this HOWTO serves
> a growing need, as more and more of us
> become administrators of small home systems,
> with several laptops and perhaps a desktop
> shared among family members and friends.
> I don't think this HOWTO as it is
> requires many content changes,
> although I appreciate that the Fedora Documentation Project
> has fairly precise style and format requirements.
> I have been using Linux since it first came out,
> having been a Minix user before that.
> (I still find Andy Tanenbaum's refusal
> to bring Minix to the 386 difficult to comprehend.)
> Much earlier, I introduced the first Unix system in Ireland,
> Unix V6 on a pdp-11/23, in the School of Mathematics at TCD, in 1979.
> I was also a very early user of TeX.
> and wrote one of the first TeX output drivers,
> for an IBM golf-ball typewriter.
> I am not a computer guru,
> but have a circle of highly-qualified friends
> in the Irish Linux Users Group (ILUG)
> who will ensure that any changes I make to the HOWTO
> will be accurate.
> gpg key: <>

Hello Timothy Murphy and Welcome to the Group. I am not yet a member because part of the setup will not work for me on F8. I suspect it worked fine on FC5. 

	Your papers will be a god-send to this Group! Anything that is near perfect for FC5 can be updated to say F9 in good time.

	If you have run into any problems with joining the Group please share them. In particular were you able to complete the legal part of joining? I was not able to return my signed document for some reason.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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