[nSLUG] linux questions

Tim tcruikshank at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 03:19:26 ADT 2007


On Monday 09 April 2007 22:33, Michael Gillie 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?

~7 years

> 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)?

4 computers at home, all running Linux exclusively.

> 3. What is you favorite Distribution?

Debian

> 4. If your linux distro has various versions and levels, please give that
> info.

Etch

> 5. Do you use Open-Source software in both Windows and Linux?

Not applicable.

> 6. Where do you get most of your linux and open-source programs from?

Debian repositories.

> 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?

Possibly. It depends on what you're selling.

> 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? ***

What type of content would this server contain that would be worth subscribing 
to?
 
> 10. Finally, how many other people do you know (outside this group) that
> are into Linux?

None

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