[nSLUG] linux questions

Michael Gillie mikegpc at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 00:31:02 ADT 2007


Thank you for taking time to answer my questions. Have you tried
Ubuntu 6.10Edgy Eft??

On 4/10/07, Daryl MacDonald <7thson.clone at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Michael,
>
> Can't speak for everyone but welcome to the group.
>
> what campus are you taking your course at? I'll answer the questions in
> line so I don't have to duplicate them :)
>
> Good luck with your course :)
>
> On 4/9/07, Michael Gillie <mikegpc at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > My name is Michael, and I'm a brand new member.
> > I am currently in the IT Program hosted by the NSCC.
> > Right now, i have some questions or a survey (if you want to call it
> > that :-p )  that i am aiming at every member who is willing to answer. If
> > this poses a problem, please let me know.
> >
> > I am trying to understand a few key elements, for a school and personal
> > project. I am, myself, like you are, a  linux user, and would swear by it
> > alone if i were not on a wireless network, and if my school work did not
> > require Windows XP to run.
> >
> > So, without further ado, i will ask my questions... (you do NOT need to
> > answer them if you feel uncomfortable with them. :-)
> >
> >
> > 1. How long have you been using linux?
>
>
> for about 16 months
>
> 2. When you use linux, do you use a separate computer, or do you dual boot
> > with Windows (That's if you even use Windows)?
>
>
> only use linux at home  so only need the 1 computer (although I have 2)
>
> 3. What is you favorite Distribution?
>
>
> currently Ubuntu 6.06
>
> 4. If your linux distro has various versions and levels, please give that
> > info.
>
>
> 6.06LTS (otherwise named Dapper Drake)
>
> 5. Do you use Open-Source software in both Windows and Linux?
>
>
> as much as I can
>
> 6. Where do you get most of your linux and open-source programs from?
>
>
> using the built in Synaptic Package manager
>
> 7. Are there any stores OR servers, within the Maritimes,  that market /
> > distribute linux related items and open-source software?
>
>
> not that I'm aware of
>
> 8. If not, would you support a linux and open-source distributor within
> > Nova Scotia, and the Maritimes?
>
>
> provided prices were right for hardware and support
>
> 9. Finally, is download speed something you are willing to pay for, to get
> > a better speed (having access to ALL programming whether the membership is
> > paid, or free), or would you rather pay membership, and have a limited
> > amount of access to a server's contents, whether you were a free level
> > member,  minimum member, or maximum member? ***
>
>
> I'm patient so speed of downloads isn't important to me, access to the
> info is more important and to not give someone access because of financial
> restrants I would not believe in or support.
>
> 10. Finally, how many other people do you know (outside this group) that
> > are into Linux?
>
>
> personally, only 1 although I haven't talked to him in  a few years
>
> ***I know for a fact, that some sites, like Mandriva Community will charge
> > fees for access to their products, to help fund their operation, and
> > increase download speeds. I also know that other sites will charge you a
> > small fee per month/year, which will give you a higher download speed, even
> > when you had free access to ALL programming, just with a low transfer rate
> > .
> >
> > I hope that these questions don't overstep any boundaries that this
> > group may have, but i figured this would be the spot to ask my questions!
> >
> > Thank you for your time, it is greatly appreciated!!
> >
> > Michael
> >
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