[nSLUG] linux questions

Michael Gillie mikegpc at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 10:20:05 ADT 2007


Thank you for taking the time to reply to my questions.

On 4/10/07, Ian Campbell <ian at slu.ms> wrote:
>
> On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 10:33:53PM -0300, 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?
>
> 11 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)?
>
> Windows-free. Desktop runs Gentoo, laptop runs Kubuntu, handful of
> other machines run IRIX and Tru64.
>
> > 3. What is you favorite Distribution?
>
> For playing around with, Gentoo. For something I just want to setup
> and not fight with, Kubuntu.
>
> > 4. If your linux distro has various versions and levels, please give
> that
> > info.
>
> 2006.1 and 7.04, respectively.
>
> > 5. Do you use Open-Source software in both Windows and Linux?
>
> When I have to use Windows, yes.
>
> > 6. Where do you get most of your linux and open-source programs from?
>
> The internet.
>
> > 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?
>
> Probably not.
>
> > 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? ***
>
> Unlikely. I can saturate my home connection on pretty much any OSS
> mirror, so unless you're offering content I can't get anywhere else...
> Even then, I'm likely to avoid it if I can find an equivalent
> elsewhere for free.
>
> > 10. Finally, how many other people do you know (outside this group) that
> are
> > into Linux?
>
> Many.
>
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