[nSLUG] linux questions
rb.ashley at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 17:07:53 ADT 2007
On 4/9/07, Michael Gillie <mikegpc at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
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)?
3. What is you favorite Distribution?
4. If your linux distro has various versions and levels, please give that
stable, testing, experiment
5. Do you use Open-Source software in both Windows and Linux?
Yup. Open Office. Gimp.
6. Where do you get most of your linux and open-source programs from?
Originally packaged with installed distro.
7. Are there any stores OR servers, within the Maritimes, that market /
> distribute linux related items and open-source software?
If you find some, let me know. Joking. Check out the thread about municipal
government/Town of Berwick going OSS. Several private sector firms put their
oar into the waters on the queries I posed.
8. If not, would you support a linux and open-source distributor within Nova
> Scotia, and the Maritimes?
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? ***
Speed is a low priority for me. Content is more important.
10. Finally, how many other people do you know (outside this group) that are
> into Linux?
Handful personally. Virtually, the cast is of thousands.
***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!!
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