[nSLUG] linux questions

Michael Gillie mikegpc at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 08:57:57 ADT 2007


Thank you very much  for responding.

On 4/10/07, Ben Armstrong <synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca> wrote:
> On Mon, 9 Apr 2007 22:33:53 -0300
> "Michael Gillie" <mikegpc at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > My name is Michael, and I'm a brand new member.
>
> Welcome.
>
> > 1. How long have you been using linux?
>
> Since 1995: Debian 0.93R6.
>
> > 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)?
>
> Always pure Linux, with the exception of the occasional remote desktop
> connection to a Windows system at the office.
>
> > 3. What is you favorite Distribution?
>
> Debian.
>
> > 4. If your linux distro has various versions and levels, please give that
> > info.
>
> I run "sid"/unstable on all my personal systems.  I also run Debian 4.0
> "etch"
> on a production EM64T server.
>
> > 5. Do you use Open-Source software in both Windows and Linux?
>
> Naturally, my preference is to use open source on Linux.  But I have also
> been pushing for more use of open source on Windows and OpenVMS at work,
> which are the two officially supported platforms.  When I need to work on
> those systems or am at a public system (such as at our public libraries)
> I always choose open source alternatives when available.
>
> > 6. Where do you get most of your linux and open-source programs from?
>
> Download them from a Debian archive mirror using apt-get.
>
> > 7. Are there any stores OR servers, within the Maritimes,  that market /
> > distribute linux related items and open-source software?
>
> I'm sure there are local mirrors of open source software.  As for stores, I
> have no interest, so I have not really noticed.
>
> > 8. If not, would you support a linux and open-source distributor within
> Nova
> > Scotia, and the Maritimes?
>
> For the sake of friends, coworkers and family who want to buy a system with
> Linux pre-installed, sure.  For personal use?  No.
>
> > 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? ***
>
> Honestly?  We live in the land of bandwidth milk and honey in Halifax, with
> two excellent high speed providers at dirt cheap rates.  Would I pay more
> over and above their basic packages?  No.  I think they already deliver
> plenty for my needs.
>
> > 10. Finally, how many other people do you know (outside this group) that
> are
> > into Linux?
>
> Hundreds?  Thousands?  What do you mean "know"?  I have probably discussed
> on
> irc channels and mailing lists various Linux and free software related
> topics
> with thousands of individuals over the past twelve years; the names I
> would recognize if I encountered them again probably number in the hundreds;
> and as for my circle of closer friends, colleagues and family with whom I
> regularly work or help use Linux, surely they must number over one hundred.
>
> Ben
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