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Thomas Houssin

IRC nick(s): thomas_h, but it depends on the day…

Role in SMGL: Security Team Lead

Age/Birthdate: 23

Location/Country: Evry (not too far from Paris), France


When did you first start using Linux and why?

I started using Linux around 2003, with a Red Hat. I just wanted to learn more about computers, how they work. Linux being free was also a benefit. But shortly I found RedHat a bit limited when it comes to tweaking the system. That's when I happily discovered Source Mage. I also used Mandrake and Debian.

How long have you been using the SMGL distribution?

I've been using SMGL since August, 2003. This is my primary OS since this time.

What piqued your interest in SMGL initially?

Source-based, and the Sorcery metaphor

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

I'm a student in INT ("Institut National des Télécommunications"), near Paris, with my major being network and computer security.

Any personal messages for the Source Mage users out there?

Just try it !

What other OS programs/software have you worked on?

Various stuff for my personal use, from a popup killer under Windows to an image processing tool under Linux.


vi or emacs?





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Strictly personal

Do you have any family?

Two younger brothers

What other hobbies?

Reading (SF, fantasy, novels, …), watching animes, sometimes rollers skating, …