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Arjan Bouter

Homepage: n/a

IRC nick(s): abouter

Role in SMGL: windowmanagers guru and enthrall maintainer

Age/Birthdate: 30

Location/Country: Lochem/The Netherlands


When did you first start using Linux and why?

Erm, my first contact with Linux was with RedHat 5.0, I can't remember the excact year. It has been a while ago ;-)

How long have you been using the SMGL distribution?

I installed Sorcerer in April 2002, played with it for a while, but couldn't update much. (I was on a pay-per-minute 56k connection).

I switched to Slackware in september 2002 (Bad me, I know) and then to SMGL around march 2003 and I got hopelessly hooked to it.

What piqued your interest in SMGL initially?

It doesn't try to think for me, it's source based and the developers are very active.

What future do you personally see for SMGL?

World Domination, obviously :-)

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

I dropped out of school (Information Technology) to work for the IT department of a major oil company for a few years.
Currently I'm working as resident BOFH for a small company which seems to do something with insurance ;-)

What other OS programs/software have you worked on?

I used to try every os that I could get my hands on.
I've been using a LOT of Linux distros, various Windows flavours, minix, Solaris, AIX, and a little Novell.


vi or emacs?



I don't particularly like GNOME nor KDE. "Awesome" is my wm of choice lately



Strictly personal

Do you have any family?

A brother

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

My current car is a Volkswagen Golf. My dream car would be either a spijker or lamborghini. So I'll keep dreaming ;-)