Cathy Malmrose discovered Free Software in 2007, when her son showed her Ubuntu. She realized that she could build computers optimized for GNU/Linux, and now runs ZaReason, a company which sells computers preloaded with Linux.
I've had Ubuntu 12.03 w/Unity desktop installed on my computer along with Gnome 2 and XBMC desktops which I used occasionally. In attempting to upgrade Gnome 2 to Gnome 3, I inadvertently wiped out all my desktops and now only seem to have the option of formating the drive in order to reinstall Unity or Gnome. I don't want to lose my prior installation and all the files I have on the drive.