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I am a retired programmer/UNIX admin, and have supported the FSF since about 1995 after I discovered bash, gcc and emacs source on a free CD included in a book.  I think it was "Power tools for UNIX", a brilliant book, that I still have.
 
I am a retired programmer/UNIX admin, and have supported the FSF since about 1995 after I discovered bash, gcc and emacs source on a free CD included in a book.  I think it was "Power tools for UNIX", a brilliant book, that I still have.
  
Over the years I have sent many patches in to the package maintainers, I have used [http://www.linuxfromacratch.org Linux from Scratch] for many years, so compliling my entire system is normal.  My biggest claim to fame was stopping the release of a gcc version, and causing the project manager use my patch.
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Over the years I have sent many patches in to the package maintainers, I have used [http://www.linuxfromacratch.org Linux from Scratch] for many years, so compiling my entire system is normal.  My biggest claim to fame was stopping the release of a gcc version, and causing the project manager use my patch.
  
 
I like to stay active, and am happy to own home computers that are hugely more powerful than many of the servers and mainframes that I worked on.
 
I like to stay active, and am happy to own home computers that are hugely more powerful than many of the servers and mainframes that I worked on.
  
Coreboot is a final step; everything from the BIOS to glxgears has been compiles from source.
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Coreboot is a final step; everything from the BIOS to glxgears has been compiled from source.
  
 
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[[User:ChrisLingard|ChrisLingard]]

Latest revision as of 11:34, 11 November 2008

Hello there,

I am a retired programmer/UNIX admin, and have supported the FSF since about 1995 after I discovered bash, gcc and emacs source on a free CD included in a book. I think it was "Power tools for UNIX", a brilliant book, that I still have.

Over the years I have sent many patches in to the package maintainers, I have used Linux from Scratch for many years, so compiling my entire system is normal. My biggest claim to fame was stopping the release of a gcc version, and causing the project manager use my patch.

I like to stay active, and am happy to own home computers that are hugely more powerful than many of the servers and mainframes that I worked on.

Coreboot is a final step; everything from the BIOS to glxgears has been compiled from source.

ChrisLingard