I am a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of São Paulo [www.usp.br]. My thesis was in Computational Biology---computational and theoretical aspects of Multiple Sequence Alignments.
I am an enthusiast of Free Software and I use Debian [debian.org] GNU [gnu.org]/Linux [linux.org] exclusively on my x86 desktop. I also use MacOS X [apple.com] (but am a bit disillusioned with it) and Debian GNU/Linux on my iBook [apple.com]. I am a bit disillusioned with MacOS X, since it has an overhead over the hardware that is almost unbelievable for my 600MHz G3 processor with 256MB of RAM, while Linux flies on the same machine.
I am also an instructor at some