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Rafael George

Homepage: n/a

IRC nick(s): cored

Role in SMGL: Hardware Detection, Tweaking new applications for the system.

Age/Birthdate: 22

Location/Country: Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic


When did you first start using Linux and why?

I was working in this big programming company, the sysadmin of it told me that he will change the entire system platform to a new and better one, its name was Linux, so I decided to take a look, I found the Red Hat 5.0 cd on a desk, I tried to install that version on my work desktop, but that was all only a try, then I get tired of such things with an MS* background I always restart the machine to get things done even in my old DOS days. Then I quit that job and get a lot of free time so I decided to give Linux a chance, I went to my favorite computer store and got the Red Hat 6.2 CD, after reading the entire manual I figured out how to install and make some move in the system, two months later I hated Red Hat, I switched to Slackware; then a year later I installed Debian on my 386 machine and I let Slackware be on my desktop box.

How long have you been using the SMGL distribution?

Like 2 months or so.

What piqued your interest in SMGL initially?

Well I found the LFS-HOWTO on linuxdoc and I made my own distro at that point, I used checkinstall and pkgutils from Slackware for my packages managment, after the hard drive crashes I was looking for a fast installation of a source based distro so I deciced to give it a try to gentoo; at first glance it was wonderful but when I got my feet wet with portage I began to dislike it, then I went to distrowatch and found a good resource for a source base distro, I saw on the ranking list the next Source base distro – at the moment was SMGL, and here I am.

What future do you personally see for SMGL?

This is a great distro with a great community and that is the heart of the open source movement, and the package system is getting better and better, soon will be a Source Mage user everywhere.

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

I have a Technical degree in Computers, and that's all.
I think I'm a good cooker too.

Any personal messages for the Source Mage users out there?

Keep using SMGL

What other OS programs/software have you worked on?

MS-DOS 6.22, Windows 9x, Window NT*, FreeBSD, GNU/Linux distros (Debian, Slackware, Red Hat, CRUX, Arch)


vi or emacs?

vi, I have to test emacs.


Gnome, Doris told me to say so.



Strictly personal

Do you have any family?

Yes, my mother and father, brothers, and my girlfriend, and my best friend too.

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

I never have money for anything, but if I get some I will buy a Bike.

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

I'm shy