Hi, my name is Dakoda and I am from the US, I am 17 and been in to technology in general for as long as I can remember. My dad was a computer tech. since punch cards and Disk packs I grew up around odd ends and parts. I taught my self how to solder at 10, I build a aviation band radio, and that started the seed for a few things, at 11 I started flying and that same year I build my first computer (which as of about 2 years ago my PSU caught on fire and fried just about everything but the hard drive). I then taught myself, HTML, and CSS when all of my friends where our playing ball.
I know am a registered developer for the Windows Phone platform and are working on a few apps which are done in C# with a Sliverlight shell, and I working on Windows 8 Applications. linux has never really been something I was interesting in due to the fact that I never had a computer that would run it correctly, it always seems to be a lossing battle with my computers, HP ZD7249cl- no wifi because of a locked bios and a broadcom 43xx card that is TOTALLY unsupported, random desktops- some drivers would never work, and my current desktop- my ATI HD5770 is not supported by any Gnome 3 distro or with mint, fedora, fusion, Ubuntu, Debian, the list goes on and on...
So this will be my first true working linux computer and I would like to put it inside of my HD TV as more of a web browser and media center. My desktop would be fantastic for watching movies but its to loud and heats up my room WAY to much, it runs cool but it can heat a room.
I have been following the Pi for a while now and have gotten a hand full of my friends to look in to this, and the 10 of us are going to buy one the day they come out. I in fact have 50 dollars set a side to buy one.