My name is Dumitru Claudiu, I'm a romanian enthusiast of open-source everything (yep, still living in Romania).
My first first encounter of the third kind with Linux was back in 2001 (RedHat 7.*, codenamed Seawolf IIRC). That got me hooked, but I wanted some deeper knowledge. So, next step Slackware (7.1 or 8.0, my memory is aging). Then this happened : Since its first beta release in April of 1993, the Slackware Linux Project has aimed at producing the most "UNIX-like" Linux distribution out there.. WTF is this supposed to mean? Led me to FreeBSD, never looked back ever since.
Disclaimer #2: What works for me might not be the right solution for you.
My entire (home-)network runs on FreeBSD (pf, samba, weewx, poudriere, lighttpd, postgresql, unbound, NAS) with 2 exceptions:
- Work laptop (company provided)
- This very-Salix machine
I really like/appreciate the work involved to make Salix what it is now. Slick, polished, stable (for me so far). Some users here did a great job with implementing utilities, tools for making my/our life(ves) easy(ier) installing/maintaining/upgrading this sexy system. Hats off! Once it works, don't switch. I'm here to stay.
Disclaimer #4: I'm not a developer.
Do not expect me to write kernel modules, drivers what-not. I can handle myself with C to some degree, quite at home with shell/lua/php/some perl. I'm a sysadmin, not a programmer. I love automation of tedious, repetitive tasks and a good company.
For now, the only way I see to contribute and give something back is seeding the torrent images of Salix (fiber here).
If I can contribute in some other way, please chime in here (irssi still on the "to be configured" list).
PS: already upgraded to 5.15.117, not sure if I can build packages without breaking ABI for official Salix version.