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Carlos is a young Venezuelan Linux and GNU philosophy advocate since 1996.
Working as a research student for the University of Tachira's (UNET) Network
development laboratory (CETI) since 1995, he has been involved in the
development of the University's network infrastructure and services. In a
University with no Unix roots, Carlos was part of the research team of students
in charge of learning, testing, teaching, supporting and implementing Unix (by
means of Linux, Solaris and HP-UX) technologies to the UNET's new computer
infrastructure, as well as assistant administrator of internet services. His
hobbies involve Astronomy, Electronics, Reading Science Fiction, Classical and
Political literature, [Astro]Photography and Poetry. He currently live in
Brussels, Belgium, where he has recently married.
Part computer programmer, part cartoonist, part Mars Bar. At night, he runs
around in a pair of colorful tights fighting criminals. During the day... well,
he just runs around. He eats when he's hungry and sleeps when he's sleepy.
Fernando is a computer analyst just about to finish his
graduation at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Now, he has built
with his staff the best
Linux portal in Brazil and have further
plans to improve services and content for their Internet users.
I am a new linux enthusiast who has been following the trend for over a
year now. I have successfully installed Debian and participate in
helping bring Linux to more people. I have been working with computers
for seven years on my own, learning as much as possible. I currently am
looking for a sales position within the Linux community. Talks are under
way with VALinux; my dream company. I have been a volunteer for both
Debian and LPI.
Mark founded The Computer Underground, Inc. in June of 1998. Since then,
he has been working on Linux solutions for his customers ranging from custom
computer hardware sales to programming and networking. Mark specializes in Perl,
SQL, and HTML programming along with Beowulf clusters. Mark believes in the
concept of contributing back to the Linux community which helped to start his
company. Mark and his employees are always looking for exciting projects to do.
Krassimir has a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Ohio State University. He
also has an MA in Economics and a BA in Business (Finance, Accounting,
A cyberjack-of-all-trades, Ben wanders the world in his 38' sailboat, building
networks and hacking on hardware and software whenever he runs out of cruising
money. He's been playing and working with computers since the Elder Days
(anybody remember the Elf II?), and isn't about to stop any time soon.
Pramode C.E and Gopakumar C.E
Pramode works as a teacher and programmer while
Gopakumar is an engineering student who likes to play with Linux
and electronic circuits.
Richard is a Professor of Computer Science at Eastern Washington University in
Cheney, WA and also teaches occasional introductory
Linux device driver courses in the commercial sector for UniForum.
His computer science interests include device drivers, Fuzzy Logic,
Application-Specific Languages, and State Languages for Industrial Control. He
has been an enthusiastic user of Linux since 1993.
I work for Dell Computer Corporation doing "not Linux" stuff. I have been
using computers since 1979 and I started using Linux sometime in 1994,
exclusivly since 1997. My main interest is in networking implementations,
servers, security, Beowulf clusters etc. I hope someday to quit my
day job and become the Shepard of a Linux Farm.
I really should change the title of this column, because most of the
material is about Linux....
I'm really happy with how the Answer Gang is turning out. Thanks also to
Michael "Alex" Williams for helping to format the Mailbag and 2-Cent Tips
starting this month.
Linux Gazette is now available via anonymous rsync. This is good
news for our mirrors, because it decreases their update bandwidth. See
the FAQ, question 14 for instructions.
I've got a new title now, Chief Gazetteer. This was
invented by our sysadmin assistant Rory Krause.
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Published in Issue 54 of Linux Gazette, June 2000