Category: Interviews


Chronic Logic

I have had a chance to catch up with Chronic Logic’s intern Bryon about a possible interview. Well Bryon contacted back with me, and Chronic Logic is willing to do an interview with me at pastelinux. For those who don’t know who Chronic Logic is, they are really great indie video game developing company who are best known for Gish, Zatikon, Triptych and Bridge Construction Set. Which you guessed it are all suitable for linux. Although they are not currently free to download, they do allow a “pay as you like” plan which allows you to decide how much you would like to pay for most games.

If your not a linux user, they also have ports for Window and Mac. Sadly Chronic has more games for Window and Mac then linux. But we will find out if they will be porting these to linux once the interview is done.

So look forward to that and enjoy some great games from Chronic Logic.

Thanks,

Pastelinux

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Today we have a special guest in our series of interviews here at Pastelinux, Jordan from “This Week in Linux”. He is well known for his youtube videos and his live sunday night feeds. I had the opportunity to request a few questions pertaining his participation in linux. I had a fantastic time interviewing this guy, i hope to become closer to him over time.

1. When did you decided to take up linux and why did you stick with it.
” I first used Linux in 2001. My college roommate handed me a copy of Slackware Linux and told me it was the best thing ever. I disagreed at the time. I moved to Linux full-time at home in February of 2007, with Ubuntu 6.10.”

2. What experience do you have with linux (job or just personal)
“I have very little actual work experience with Linux…Most other jobs I’ve worked didn’t allow Linux for one reason or another, but I always try to bring it in wherever I work.”
Later her discussed his personal experience,
” I run Fedora 12 on my laptop and my old desktop, and Ubuntu 10.04 (Beta, updated to the most recent) on my new desktop. Since I made my transition to using Linux full-time, I have experimented with Foresight Linux, Arch Linux, Gentoo (briefly), and a handful of other distributions.”
Jordan also described that he did some software packaging for forsight.
“I actually did some software packaging for Foresight for about a year, and that was a lot of fun. I also worked briefly on a Gnome project, Snowy. I only committed one patch to it, and it was a minimal one, but it felt nice to do something to give back.”

3. Do you have any programming experience?
“I have a medium amount of programming experience. My college degree is in Computer Science, which almost literally translates to Programming. My current job has me programming in ASP.NET with C# (not by my choice… I have to work, and that just happens to be the language my work uses). In my personal life I taught myself Python in the last year and I use it for anything I want to write on my own.”
I’d enjoy learning more about his python career, so look for an interview on that coming soon in the future?

4. Out of all the distros out there which one do you prefer? Why?
“I don’t know if I would say I have a favorite. Ubuntu would be one, if I had to, because it’s the distro that made me convert to Linux full-time. Fedora is a great distro as well, so it’s probably a tie between them.”

5. What was your least favorite linux you have tried.
“My least favorite would have to be Gentoo. A lot of people will say that I’m a “noob”, but I just don’t like the idea of taking days to get a system up and running, and I don’t like the idea of manually installing all my software and manually updating it. I’ve got better things to do.”

6. How often do you use linux? (are you hardcore? or windows is your main?)
“I use Linux on all my home computers. I have a copy of Windows XP in a virtual machine to connect to my work computer because the VPN software I have to use only works in Windows. At work everything is Windows, but I’m doing my best to try to convert them to open source software.”

7. Will you be using Google chromes Os?
“I’ll definitely be trying Chrome OS, and if they put out a tablet PC, I’d love to see it and give it a shot. I don’t like the idea of everything being in the cloud. I can’t see myself editing video without local files, local programs, etc.”

If you obtain anything from this interview its this; Jordan is a young kid that willing to enrich the linux community. His Youtube Channel is based on helping people with linux issues with his “intro to linux” Series. A perfect source for all user levels.

Thanks again Jordan!

Still interested in This Week in linux? Check out these links:
Offical This Week in Linux Youtube account
Email him at admin@thisweekinlinux.com
Add Him as a friend on Twitter
Live Show Sundays at 9pm / Wednesdays at 4pm

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