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    >1. How long did it take you to get a good handling of Linux?

    A good handle is a relative term, I prefered using it over my mac within weeks, and was able to fix many things within months.


    >2. How old were you when you first started?
    Second half of freshmen year of highschool, so like 4 years ago, I was 14 (wow! so long ago!)

    >3. What was your first programming language?
    First real one and one I really understood, perl. I had done apple script and some stuff like that before, but perl I wrote a /program/ in.


    >4. How long did it take you to get a good handle of the language?
    Still working on it :P. Umm I'd say a month and I was in mad love with it, more and I had a clearer understanding on how to do things. But this was summer, and before i was too social, so a day of coding was MANY hours.

    >5. How long, after you picked you Linux, did you get involved in some open source projects?
    Well that perl progam I learned on I posted to sourceforge and had 2 others help me out with it. So that was less than a year after starting using linux. Linux really helped me learn to code, I had tried from Mac and Win and it just wasnt worth it. Linux was just easier to learn for, all the compilers come pre-installed.

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    Re:Survey questions

    [quote author=TweakerFD link=board=13;threadid=8243;start=0#msg74761 date=1070559950]
    1. How long did it take you to get a good handling of Linux?[/quote]
    I started out with Red Hat 6.0 and it took me about 3 months to know how things work. But it took me only two days to find out my NIC card needs to have IRQ passed on manually ( via config file ). So ......

    2. How old were you when you first started?
    It was in late 1999 so I must have been about 27.
    3. What was your first programming language?
    Fortran.
    4. How long did it take you to get a good handle of the language?
    Never because I was not programming with it. I took it just so that I can go to the next Engineering class.
    5. How long, after you picked you Linux, did you get involved in some open source projects?
    Since I'm a non-programmer, I never did.
    All I did was involved in Linux User groups and stuff plus sysadmin stuff for local LUGs.

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    Re:Survey questions

    [quote author=TweakerFD link=board=13;threadid=8243;start=0#msg74761 date=1070559950]
    Just some survey questions:

    1. How long did it take you to get a good handling of Linux?
    2. How old were you when you first started?
    3. What was your first programming language?
    4. How long did it take you to get a good handle of the language?
    5. How long, after you picked you Linux, did you get involved in some open source projects?
    [/quote]

    1. After getting thoroughly pissed at Win2K, about a month of 100% use.

    2. Started at 18. Full time around 21.

    3. BASIC V2.0

    4. I dunno, I was 6.

    5. Really never did. I want to setup a RPM repo when I get DSL or something.

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