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  1. #21
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    Wink Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    Tell as much as you’re willing about your “real” life — name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.
    Defeng,Wu, 20, Chengdu, China, Student waiting for Uni Admission, Freethinker

    When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?

    I tried Red Hat Linux 9 when I was in secondary school. I started with Ubuntu 6.06 when my friend passed me the CD.

    Do you use more that one operating system on your computer? If so, how many? and what are they?

    Yes, 2, The other one is Windows XP. I was still use Vista a few weeks ago, but I felt that it sucked, and downgraded to XP. but for Ubuntu, every new version is better than before. Now running 7.10!

    Do you use more that one computer with Ubuntu? If so, How many?

    2, My desktop and my laptop

    How long after using Ubuntu before you join the forum?

    One and half.

    Do you help others? Do others help you?

    I helped my friends to setup ubuntu on their machines, Yes others have helped me a lot, Thanks to the forum.

    Are you a Linux Registered member? Are you an Ubuntu Registered member?

    Errr. Nope.

    What distros do you regularly use?


    Ubuntu. but I am considering to try Linux From Scratch on my laptop, because i find it quite fun to build everything from scratch.

    What software do you regularly use?


    Microsoft Office 2007, (Sorry to hardcore OSS supporters, I still find Open Office not up to the standard of MS Office 2007.)
    Adobe Audition 2, for some music editing( Considering switch to Rosegarden).
    Adobe Acrobat Professional, to fill lots of forms.
    Tencent QQ, (Arh, I hate tencent because it blocks third-party software and refuse to release linux version of QQ. so far i still cannot use QQ in ubuntu. I hate that software because it was all crap but my friends in China use them, So i cannot help either.)
    Windows Live Messenger / Pidgin

    What’s your favorite application? And what is Your least favorite?

    favorite: Microsoft Office 2007 least favorite: all the Microsoft Office suite before 2007.

    I don't count QQ as my least favorite, because I absolutely detest that piece of crap.

    What made you start using Ubuntu Linux?

    Curiosity

    Have you ever introduced others to Ubuntu? And if so, how many?

    2

    What would you like to see happen with Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?

    Haha, I am waiting for a typewriter tool to replace my Adobe Acrobat , and Zune Support, anyone?

    If there was one thing you could tell all new Ubuntu users, what would it be?

    You should leave your Windows XP there for a while, because you still need it sometimes.

  2. #22
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    Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    Tell as much as you’re willing about your “real” life — name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.

    Gail, 27, F, MT, Family in CA, Christian, clerk of court, AA degree, computers,reading,sleeping=hobbies

    When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?

    I can remember being in my 1st grade class seing a computer there & always wondered when they were gonna turn it on so I could use it haha. I always wish i knew more than i do; that they'd have taught us more stuff in school besides typing & MS office.

    Do you use more that one operating system on your computer? If so, how many? and what are they?

    Computer1: ubuntu 6.6 server
    Computer2: ubuntu 6.10 desktop, winxp home
    Computer3: undecided
    Computer4(roommates): ubuntu 7.10 desktop, winxp home

    Do you use more that one computer with Ubuntu? If so, How many?

    above

    How long after using Ubuntu before you join the forum?

    Don't remember....probably not too long after I had a problem

    Do you help others? Do others help you?

    Try to, but not very good yet/yes

    Are you a Linux Registered member? Are you an Ubuntu Registered member?

    no

    What distros do you regularly use?

    ubuntu

    What software do you regularly use?

    text editors

    What’s your favorite application? And what is Your least favorite?

    fav: ubuntu, least fav: IE

    What made you start using Ubuntu Linux?

    windows

    Have you ever introduced others to Ubuntu? And if so, how many?

    Yes, family now runs ubuntu only!!!!

    What would you like to see happen with Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?

    I'd like to learn a whole lot more

    If there was one thing you could tell all new Ubuntu users, what would it be?

    Start now & stick with it.
    teh-serverer: ubuntu 8.10 server with hp printer, external hd
    badassness: ubuntu 8.04, windows xp
    runt: netbook with eeebuntu nbr & winxp dual boot
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    Smile Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    Tell as much as you’re willing about your “real” life — name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.

    Lee; 18; male; Orem, Utah, USA; 2 bros 2 parents; I am a member of the "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints"; computer geek; high school (completed unfortunately);


    When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?

    Father being a computer science major growing up, same, friend used it.


    Do you use more that one operating system on your computer? If so, how many? and what are they?

    up to 4; Ubuntu mostly a little windows (Diablo 2 wont run under wine well)


    Do you use more that one computer with Ubuntu? If so, How many?

    2 mine and my brothers.


    How long after using Ubuntu before you join the forum?

    About negative 2 days (being generous, I first used SUSE and got on the forums here to see if I could get help and decided to convert.)


    Do you help others? Do others help you?

    As much as I can.


    Are you a Linux Registered member? Are you an Ubuntu Registered member?

    Yes (I think)


    What distros do you regularly use?


    Regularly just one I have a pretty large large list of ones that I test periodically.


    What software do you regularly use?


    firefox, amarok, deluge, synaptic, Ubuntu, gimp.


    What’s your favorite application?

    Deluge

    And what is Your least favorite?


    Windows

    What made you start using Ubuntu Linux?

    No money for windows. glad though

    Have you ever introduced others to Ubuntu? And if so, how many?

    Five or six people now use it.


    What would you like to see happen with Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?

    Better wireless support

    If there was one thing you could tell all new Ubuntu users, what would it be?

    Command line is not that bad. I used it exclusively for a week it sucked but I got a lot better at using it.

    Yay it is finally over this was boring.
    すべてと、そして、すべてへのリナックスは自由を鳴らせました。
    Linux to all, and to all, let freedom ring.

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    Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    Tell as much as you’re willing about your “real” life — name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.

    Johnny - 40 - male - Costa Mesa, CA - Married - Not really "religious" - Field Tech./Analyst, wide-format printing - some college - old tube radios, old VWs, radio

    When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?

    Hmmm, 1983 got my first computer (Atari 800). Linux? Um, sometime in the late 90's. Ubuntu? About 2 years ago.


    Do you use more that one operating system on your computer? If so, how many? and what are they?

    Yeah... Dual-boot XP/Gutsy, but Gutsy is on 80% of the time.


    Do you use more that one computer with Ubuntu? If so, How many?

    Yup, our laptop is Xubuntu only.


    How long after using Ubuntu before you join the forum?

    Same day.


    Do you help others? Do others help you?

    Yup and Yup.


    Are you a Linux Registered member? Are you an Ubuntu Registered member?

    Yes, Linux Counter #245895... Not registered Ubuntu user... I have to do that...


    What distros do you regularly use?

    Ubuntu 7.10 & Xubuntu 7.10


    What software do you regularly use?

    Hmm.. Firefox, Thunderbird, OOo, Gimp, ffmpeg, gxine, xmms, Citrix ICA Client, gFTP, Audacity


    What’s your favorite application? And what is Your least favorite?

    Yikes! Oh, ffmpeg is pretty cool... Least fav? Can't think of one now...


    What made you start using Ubuntu Linux?

    Microsoft's BSOD and the idea of open source. 'nuff said.


    Have you ever introduced others to Ubuntu? And if so, how many?

    Yes, but only a few.


    What would you like to see happen with Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?

    I'd like to see more hardware support and see more people using Linux in general. Imagine...


    If there was one thing you could tell all new Ubuntu users, what would it be?

    Patience, patience, patience! The block walls you run into only get smaller and weaker as you learn.
    IBM Thinkpad r51, Ubuntu 12.04
    Homebuilt Intel Core2Duo E4500, 4.0GB RAM, EVGA/nVidia GT440, Dual-boot W7/Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit
    Dell Optiplex 755, 4.0GB RAM, Ubuntu Server 14.04 64-bit (local file/print/music server)

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    Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    Tell as much as you’re willing about your “real” life — name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.
    My name is Peter, I am a 24-year-old male living in Madison, Wisconsin, USA (I grew up in Sheboygan, Wisconsin). I am single, and my parents and brother (the only members of my nuclear family) live in Wisconsin. My extended family is spread all over. I am agnostic (or pastafarian depending on the day), I work as a system administrator, I have a BS in Computer Science and am looking to go for a Master's in a year or so. I enjoy basketball, running, hypermiling, programming, bowling, and many games.

    When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?
    I've been interested in computers since I was 6. I tinkered around with my parent's Apple IIe and even wrote some text-based games for it. I became interested in Linux when I went to college and got a computer of my own. I ended up using it in classes, but I didn't switch my home machine until shortly after graduation. That's when I heard about Ubuntu. I installed it and I never looked back.

    Do you use more that one operating system on your computer? If so, how many? and what are they?
    At work, I use Red Hat Enterprise Linux and run Windows XP in a virtual machine. I also run OpenBSD and a little bit of Sparc/Solaris. At home it's 95% Ubuntu with an occasional other distro run in a virtual machine.

    Do you use more that one computer with Ubuntu? If so, How many?
    I use 2, my desktop and a low-power media center computer.

    How long after using Ubuntu before you join the forum?
    It was these forums and the support provided that I made the switch. So, probably -7 days.

    Do you help others? Do others help you?
    Yes, and yes, and not just on these forums.

    Are you a Linux Registered member? Are you an Ubuntu Registered member?
    Yes, but I'm too lazy right now to look up the numbers.

    What distros do you regularly use?
    Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat Enterprise, CentOS

    What software do you regularly use?
    Database software, perl, C, Java, homemade stuff (though my programming skills do need a little work), amarok, gnome, firefox, thunderbird, pidgin, gnome-terminal, emacs.

    What’s your favorite application? And what is Your least favorite?
    Most favorite, the terminal, I can run *all* applications from the terminal and run scripts and programs anytime I want(bwahahaha). Least favorite, nautilus, I find a graphic file browser cumbersome after learning the terminal.

    What made you start using Ubuntu Linux?
    I had been looking to switch, and a co-worker recommended it to me.

    Have you ever introduced others to Ubuntu? And if so, how many?
    A few, not many have taken me up on setting up a system for them, though.

    What would you like to see happen with Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?
    I'd like to see at least major hardware manufacturers and some commercial software (esp. games) at least play nice with Linux, if not outright support it. I'd like to see at least 10% overall market share for Linux, and healthy competition within the Linux and OSS community.

    If there was one thing you could tell all new Ubuntu users, what would it be?
    We were all newbies once, and no one learns Linux in a day. Be patient, and don't be afraid to ask for help. We're really quite nice if you ask nicely.

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    Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    Quote Originally Posted by irv View Post
    Tell as much as you’re willing about your “real” life — name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.
    My name is Michael Scott, I'm 44, male, from Melbourne Australia. I'm currently single, Christian (I hate it when people say Xmas...to me that means "nothing-mas"), I'm an accountant who truly wants to do something else, I have a business/law degree, I love playing with my computer, sailing is my favorite sport, but I love cricket and like most other sports
    When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?
    I first became interested in computers when I was at Uni in the early 80s. We did a couple of subjects on computing and I really needed the computer for a lot of my work, and didn't want to rely on the computers at Uni so I bought my own. I became interested in Linux in the late 90s. Not sure why, but my computer magazine had a Linux pocketbook including CD with OS and I got curious about dual booting...that was RedHat 6.2 or something. I remained interested in Linux and heard about Ubuntu in about 2005. I had subscribed to my local LUG mailing list and just asked at one stage about Ubuntu. One guy suggested I try it and I haven't looked back.

    Do you use more that one operating system on your computer? If so, how many? and what are they?
    I use Ubuntu mainly and Windows XP when I have to, for work.

    Do you use more that one computer with Ubuntu? If so, How many?
    I have a laptop and a desktop with Ubuntu and XP on them. XP is hardly even thought of on the desktop but has to be on the notebook.

    How long after using Ubuntu before you join the forum?
    I joined about the same time as I started using Ubuntu.

    Do you help others? Do others help you?
    I try to help others when I can. Mainly others help me.

    Are you a Linux Registered member? Are you an Ubuntu Registered member?
    I'm both.

    What distros do you regularly use?
    I only use Ubuntu but have had a casual look at others.

    What software do you regularly use?
    I regularly use Firefox and Thunderbird, GAIM, Kontact (for PIM), Skype (not as often as I used to), mIRC (in WINE), OpenOffice, but more often now Abiword and Gnumeric

    What’s your favorite application? And what is Your least favorite?
    Kontact is my favorite. I love Firefox and Thunderbird. Windows is my least favorite.

    What made you start using Ubuntu Linux?
    As stated above, as far as using Ubuntu was concerned. I got sick of the constant slowdown in WinXP. The constant wrestle to keep it working nicely on a 6 month old notebook. I'd been interested in Linux for years, but not being an IT person I'd just "been interested". Then I took the plunge. I love it.

    Have you ever introduced others to Ubuntu? And if so, how many?
    I've mentioned it to a few people but not much interest.


    What would you like to see happen with Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?
    I'd love to see more adoption of Linux so more hardware and more software developers will take it seriously. Other than that, it's a nicely held secret

    If there was one thing you could tell all new Ubuntu users, what would it be?
    Linux is not Windows. Come to it with an open mind and don't expect your Windows applications to run on Linux. There are wonderful alternatives. You just have to get used to them.
    Linux Registered User #401979
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    Minds are like parachutes, dangerous if kept closed!

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    Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    Quote Originally Posted by PartisanEntity View Post
    I prefer to read K.Mandla's original Plus it's nicer to read it when the interviews come out occasionally, than having to sift through page after page in a thread.

    Finally it's a shame because you are really taking someone elses idea and trying to mass produce it here.

    As it once said on a bottle of perfume I used:

    Innovate don't imitate

    I don't disagree, but in a way this is entirely different. While K.Mandla is interviewing prominent people, this is simply an oppurtunity for everyone to answer the given questions.

    It's not really a copy of the original because there are lots of threads where similar questions are asked.... this is simply more of a who are you type quiz and if anything K.Mandla's is a compilation of all the others, just like this one.
    Linux Registered User #401979
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    Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?
    Arg, around 8 or 9 years ago, when my dad bought some computer from Costco. It wasn't until about four years ago I had heard of Linux and became interested in it. When my CD key was randomly nuked by Windows, I decided to get an Ubuntu 4.10 shipit CD.

    Do you use more that one operating system on your computer? If so, how many? and what are they?
    I use Debian Sid on my machines, and it is the OS I use the most. I also keep around Windows Vista Ultimate x64. There is also some space left over on my desktop for testing distributions on.

    Do you use more that one computer with Ubuntu? If so, How many?
    I actually have zero computers with Ubuntu. I do use it as my Live-CD though.

    How long after using Ubuntu before you join the forum?
    Not long. Sorry, but I cannot get much more specific than that.

    Do you help others? Do others help you?
    Neither anymore. I used to do both, but got fed up as people started to reply with "You shouldn't use the development version on a production machine." You see, I used to mostly hang out in the development threads...

    Are you a Linux Registered member? Are you an Ubuntu Registered member?
    No and no.

    What distros do you regularly use?
    Debian. Most of the majors get a chance when on my free space, but rarely can they knock it out of Debian's permanent role.

    What software do you regularly use?
    Iceweasel/Konqueror
    Kate
    Exaile/Amarok
    World of Warcraft
    Crysis

    What’s your favorite application? And what is Your least favorite?
    Amarok is my favorite by a long shot. My least favorite is Rhythmbox; it'll fetch the wrong art for most of my music and then not let me change it.

    What made you start using Ubuntu Linux?
    I couldn't use Windows anymore.

    Have you ever introduced others to Ubuntu? And if so, how many?
    Nope. I'll help anybody that comes to me wanting to switch, but I am not a Linux missionary.

    What would you like to see happen with Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?
    What Cimi has done to the Murrine gtk engine has been near the top of my list for a while. Working 3D with the radeonhd driver is something I am also looking forward to. I would also like to see a splash screen for the boot process that looks good, is easily configurable from a gui, doesn't require a kernel patch, and actually works. I've basically given up on this one.

    If there was one thing you could tell all new Ubuntu users, what would it be?
    www.gnome-look.org, make your desktop less orangy brown.
    AMD Opteron 165 | 3GB | ATI Radeon X1800

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    Re: Would you like to answer a few questions?

    Tell as much as you’re willing about your “real” life — name, age, gender, location, family, religion, profession, education, hobbies, etc.
    15 years old, male, Holland

    When and how did you become interested in computers? in Linux? in Ubuntu?

    In computers: since I saw one .
    Ubuntu: since I read an article in a Dutch computer-magazine

    Do you use more that one operating system on your computer? If so, how many? and what are they?
    Ubuntu 7.10, Ubuntu 8.04


    Do you use more that one computer with Ubuntu? If so, How many?
    2 + 1. 2 Desktops, 1 server

    How long after using Ubuntu before you join the forum?
    1/2 year

    Do you help others? Do others help you?
    Yes and Yes

    Are you a Linux Registered member? Are you an Ubuntu Registered member?
    No and No

    What distros do you regularly use?
    Only Ubuntu

    What software do you regularly use?
    ssh, gnome-terminal, thunderbird, firefox, rythmbox, openoffice, vlc

    What’s your favorite application? And what is Your least favorite?
    Favorite: Rythmbox
    Least favorite: Tomboy / Ekiga

    What made you start using Ubuntu Linux?
    It's simple

    Have you ever introduced others to Ubuntu? And if so, how many?
    Yes. 1 friend and 1 acquaintance.

    What would you like to see happen with Linux in the future? with Ubuntu?
    That it grows..

    If there was one thing you could tell all new Ubuntu users, what would it be?
    It's a great OS, better than Windows, BUT with a learning curve.
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    Multiseat on Ubuntu 10.04

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