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Alex Smith

Homepage: http://alexsmith.org

IRC nick(s): HauntedUnix, Alex, ajsmith, asmith, alexsmith, Xander, Alex|Lappy

Role in SMGL: Public Relations Lead

Age/Birthdate: 15 (15-09-1989)

Location/Country: UK


When did you first start using Linux and why?

I began using Linux in around 2001, I'm never quite sure why, I'm just glad I did :-)

How long have you been using the SMGL distribution?

In around January 2005, bascule told me of this amazing distro where you can restore your whole set of packages with a simple command, as I was prone to breaking boxes at the time, it intrigued (sp) me. Now, you're all stuck with me ;-)

What piqued your interest in SMGL initially?

The ability to restore your system, the wonderful community, and sorcery. I happen to like sorcery, despite some of the other devs thinking it's 'orrid ;-)

What future do you personally see for SMGL?

I see a well planned, slow return to popularity, whilst avoiding the rush of lamer/ricers which has hindered Gentoo.

Any personal messages for the Source Mage users out there?

Stick at it, and don't be afraid to ask for help ;-)

What other OS programs/software have you worked on?

I worked on Chron X, for Genetic Anomalies.


vi or emacs?

vi(m). Emacs is an okay OS, it just lacks a decent editor


Enlightenment or XFCE4


I'd only use GPL for my own code, but BSD doesn't bother me that much. If a developer wishes for their work to be reused anyway, so be it.

Strictly personal

Do you have any family?