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Gareth Clay

IRC nick(s): i4

Role in SMGL: kde section maintainer

Age/Birthdate: 22

Location/Country: Leeds, England


When did you first start using Linux and why?

I started playing with Linux in 1998 with RedHat 5.x. Since then I've used Debian and SuSE (both of which I think are excellent distributions by the way), but I haven't moved from Source Mage (or Sorcerer as it was then) since I discovered it. I don't intend to either!

How long have you been using the SMGL distribution?

Since 2002.

What piqued your interest in SMGL initially?

It's a great distribution for learning about how Linux works. I also like having bang-up-to-date software all the time.

What future do you personally see for SMGL?

World Domination of course.

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

I have a BSc in computer science and an MSc in games programming. I started programming with Visual Basic 4 through 6, moving to Java once I started university (what a relief!). I picked up bash and Perl skills while I was there. Since I became interested in graphics programming C++ has been my language of choice. I've also done quite a bit of work in C# and dabbled in PHP.

What other OS programs/software have you worked on?

I started out on the Amstrad CPC. I've used RISC OS, Solaris and every Windows from v3. I prefer SMGL above all of them :-)


vi or emacs?






Strictly personal

Do you have any family?

A sister.

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

A Honda Civic. My dream car would be some kind of hydrogen-fuelled roadster. Sexy yet environmentally friendly!