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Philippe Caseiro

Homepage: http://puppetmaster.fasmz.org (down)

IRC nick(s): Puppet_Master

Role in SMGL: I just help a little

Age/Birthdate: 26

Location/Country: Nancy / France


When did you first start using Linux and why?

I think I started using Linux in october 2003, by a heavy day :-D. I don't know why did I start using Linux, maybe because "Blue" is not my favourite color and too many blue screens – it's not good for health. The first time was with Mandrake 9.0 on the laboratory of my high school. And the first thing I loved in a Linux System was this. After this I discovered all the Free Software and Open Source Movement. And I just love it for its ideas. Today it's my first passion.

How long have you been using the SMGL distribution?

I use Source Mage since July 2004 … and it changed my "Computing" life. I met Unet in Febuary 2004 during a training course (I don't know if it's the good word) with the Eole Team. In July I went back to Eole Project for my first computing job. I was looking for a good distribution to get more experience with Linux. Unet introduced myself to Source Mage and I simply fall in love with this distribution. After this I worked 15 days to get a clean system on my computer, and since these days I continue with Source Mage on my main computer.

What piqued your interest in SMGL initially?

I think it's community. On the first days a lot of people on IRC channels helped me. After that it's the Source Compiling concept and the last – all the things you can learn on installing SMGL.

What future do you personally see for SMGL?

I don't know, but for me, many years of contribution and promotion of SMGL.

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Education/Career/Skills?

Ho you ask me a lot … When I was a child I saw a black screen with green letters on a TV show since this day I'm bewitched by computing.

I started my Education by "accountancy", very fast I moved to computing studies. Last Year I had my degree and I work for a Computing company since 2005.

Any personal messages for the Source Mage users out there?

Use Use and Use more !!! Call all your friends and USE Source Mage GNU/Linux !! That's a great experience.

What other OS programs/software have you worked on?

I work with these OS:

I worked on:

I work for:


vi or emacs?

Definitely VIM. I don't need an other Operation system, an editor is enough.


Enlightenment DR17, what else ?


GPL, I think free software have to stay Free.

Strictly personal

Do you have any family?

Yes I have a very big family,

What other hobbies?

First, I love Computing, Administration, Coding and a lot of things around Computing.

After this, sometimes, I make some http://picasaweb.google.com/caseiro.philippe.

I have Exotic Birds.

I paint miniatures of wargames.

I read a lot of fantasy and SF and other books.

I love travelling and go back to my country (Portugal).

I love culture, politics, science, ecology, I'm very interested by this world.

What kind of car do you drive? Or what is your dream car?

I drive a Seat Leon. I don't dream of cars, it's not very important for me but If I had to choose one … I think the Shelby GT500 is a good choice. I love old american Cars.

Please attach a recent photograph of yourself – if you're brave enough ;=)

Brave … brave … no I'm not