Dave L

A Bit About Me

I am a graduate of Computer Science at Wilfrid Laurier University. Some of my interests include golf, politics, computers, singing/acting, and poker.

I am currently a partner of EdgeLink Consulting. This is a computer consulting business started by myself, Jake Billo, and Warren Gray.

My Past Computer Experience

I have been using computers for as long as I remember. My very first computer was a Pentium 133MHz. I started programming in Visual Basic at around the age of 8.

My Past Experience With Free Software

I have also been using various distributions of Linux/Unix/FreeBSD from a young age. I have experience with Linux distributions such as RedHat, Mandrake, Gentoo, Debian, Slackware, Fedora, and Ubuntu. I’m probably missing a few. I used to dabble a lot in various distros when I had more time. In the past, I have used FreeBSD for a router/firewall on my home network.

Why I Agreed To This

I agreed to do this because I want to gain more knowledge with various distributions of Linux. I also want to see how some pieces of software have progressed since I last ran Linux full-time.

What I Hope To Get Out Of It

I want to gain more knowledge of distributions I am not familiar with. It was a stretch to find a good distro that I have not used yet, but I have found one. More on this later… I would also like to give back to the Linux/Open source community.

What My Current Computer Setup Is

Will have to update this later.

What Distribution Am I Running?

For the first experiment I ran OpenSuSE. For the second experiment I ran Linux from Scratch. For this experiment, I will be running ArchLinux.

  1. me
    February 9th, 2012 at 14:38 | #1

    Sweet, a BSD user.
    What similarities do you see between the systems?
    Aurilien jarno- i may be wrong on this- stated that you can run Linux and FreeBSD both with the Debian KFreeBSD distribution by running freebsd from a chroot directory with the path always defined.

  1. October 29th, 2010 at 14:38 | #1
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