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Old 07-09-2020, 09:48 AM   #1
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Linux interview - can someone answer these for me


1. What is your name?


2. What city and state do you live in?


3. What kind of computer do you have Linux installed on?


4. What distribution and version of Linux is installed?


5. How long has Linux been installed on the computer and why?


6. What are the top three software applications that you use most on your Linux computer?


7. What is one major advantage you have in using Linux?


8. What is one major disadvantage you have in using Linux?


9. Do you also still use a Windows computer for certain things? If yes, what things?


10. What computer games do you play on your Linux computer?


11. When is the last time that you had to manually reboot your Linux computer and why?
 
Old 07-09-2020, 09:54 AM   #2
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So these are questions asked to you in a Job interview or are you asking these questions of the members here because you are curious?
 
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Old 07-09-2020, 10:04 AM   #3
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1. What is your name?
2. What city and state do you live in?
3. What kind of computer do you have Linux installed on?
4. What distribution and version of Linux is installed?
5. How long has Linux been installed on the computer and why?
6. What are the top three software applications that you use most on your Linux computer?
7. What is one major advantage you have in using Linux?
8. What is one major disadvantage you have in using Linux?
9. Do you also still use a Windows computer for certain things? If yes, what things?
10. What computer games do you play on your Linux computer?
11. When is the last time that you had to manually reboot your Linux computer and why?
Are you serious?? You are asking someone here to answer these questions FOR YOU, for an INTERVIEW?? And if you don't know the answers to 1 and 2, you are DEFINITELY not qualified for any job you're going for. And ALL of these questions aren't anything anyone here can answer.

Unless, of course, you're asking *US* to give you these things for some school project...in which case, you need to re-phrase your question. And there is NO WAY anyone is going to give out names and locations to some person on the Internet.

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Old 07-09-2020, 10:04 AM   #4
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Seems to be a survey to me.
 
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Old 07-09-2020, 10:12 AM   #5
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If your serious about helping you can skip 1 and 2. Yes its for a school assignment and was wondering would someone/ anyone care to help me out. You can call it a survey or you can see it as me interviewing you. Whatever you choose. I would just like some helpful feedback if you take the time to respond.
Thanks

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Old 07-09-2020, 10:43 AM   #6
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What was your assignment? To give reasonable answers to these questions yourself or to carry out a survey of Linux users?

If the first, then do your own homework! Don't expect us to give better answers than you can yourself. That's dishonest.

If the second, put up a survey on a respectable site, give us a link and let us decide individually if we want to help out.
 
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Old 07-09-2020, 10:52 AM   #7
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Obviously its an interview to linux users
And if its not something your interested in helping out on then move along. Im asking for someone to answer some questions for me who are familiar/still use Linux. Simple, and my Homework is the interview so Yes im doing my own work. If u see a question u wouldn't mind answering. Give it a go I'd greatly appreciate.

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Old 07-09-2020, 11:05 AM   #8
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Sorry, discard this.

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Old 07-09-2020, 11:06 AM   #9
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OK, here are my answers:

3) I use a desktop computer (Lenovo Thinkstation) and have a laptop too but don't use it much.
4) On my desktop I have Slackware 14.2. The laptop (very old iron) runs AntiX, I think version 17.
5) Ever since I've had them. All my computers are second-hand and scrubbing Windows off them is always my first task.
6) Firefox, Libreoffice, my own sudoku-playing program.
7) I can understand how it works, and it's safe on the Internet.
8) There are no disadvantages. Linux is perfect for me.
9) Perish the thought!!
10) None. I have better things to do with my time.
11) I've never had to. Linux doesn't make you reboot constantly like Windows does. However I do switch off in the evening and switch on again each morning because I don't want to waste electricity.

Satisfied?

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Old 07-09-2020, 11:11 AM   #10
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Oh Kaaaay... So it's you interviewing us to get answers to a survey you're carrying out? Your post title is a bit ambiguous which is probably why you're getting a few sceptical replies.

However... I'll give it a go. I don't think I'll be giving away any personal info that the CIA, GCHQ, North Korea or the Chinese will find useful.
Quote:
1. What is your name? Soadyheid.


2. What city and state do you live in? near Edinburgh, Scotland.


3. What kind of computer do you have Linux installed on? An HP Z400 workstation


4. What distribution and version of Linux is installed? Linux Mint 18.3


5. How long has Linux been installed on the computer and why? I've been running Linux since 2000. Don't like Windows


6. What are the top three software applications that you use most on your Linux computer? Firefox, Thunderbird, Repetier-Host (3D printer driver software) Plus FreeCAD, PrusaSlicer.


7. What is one major advantage you have in using Linux? I control what's on my computer and how it's configured.


8. What is one major disadvantage you have in using Linux? Nope! Can't think of anything.


9. Do you also still use a Windows computer for certain things? If yes, what things? Don't use it, no need.


10. What computer games do you play on your Linux computer? Shisen-Sho, Mahjongg


11. When is the last time that you had to manually reboot your Linux computer and why? I power it off every night and on the next day. It has a 475W PSU which still uses power when not being used, I've enough "on standby" kit burning electricity without adding this to my bill.
I hope this is of some use to you but may I ask that once you've completed your survey and written up your report, Please post it back here for those of us who take part to read (and perhaps comment on.)

Play Bonny!


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Old 07-09-2020, 11:19 AM   #11
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3. What kind of computer do you have Linux installed on?
Two, a laptop and a desktop.
4. What distribution and version of Linux is installed?
PCLinuxOS on the desktop and Xubuntu on the laptop.
5. How long has Linux been installed on the computer and why?
Since I bought them and why not?
6. What are the top three software applications that you use most on your Linux computer?
OpenOffice, Pale Moon browser, Claws mail
7. What is one major advantage you have in using Linux?
It's runs on a PC, which my previous OS (QDOS) didn't.
8. What is one major disadvantage you have in using Linux?
None.
9. Do you also still use a Windows computer for certain things? If yes, what things?
I've never had a Windows computer.
10. What computer games do you play on your Linux computer?
Only PySol (patience).
11. When is the last time that you had to manually reboot your Linux computer and why?
I switch them off when I'm not using them, but I don't have to reboot.
 
Old 07-09-2020, 11:20 AM   #12
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@Soadyheid. If it isn't a secret, what do you use your printer for? I see you have a CAD program too so I assume you design useful objects and then print them out.

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Old 07-09-2020, 11:21 AM   #13
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Thank you to the both of you. And this was for my knowledge im in school at the moment.

If it becomes a bigger discussion I will share.
 
Old 07-09-2020, 11:43 AM   #14
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Off topic: 3D printer query detour.

No secret Hazel (Though I have signed the Official Secrets Act Waaaay back in my career.)

I prefer printing my own designs, it was bought so I could design and print a wooden bow handle for my Hoyt recurve bow. It took ages to do and a pretty steep learning curve but it's now complete and out there. I've also designed an arrow straightness checker, a wooden arrow straightener, a chess set, an adapter to fix my broken watering can, an insert for a broken tumble dryer knob, and other stuff, plus there are loads of weird things to download and print from the Thingiverse and elsewhere.

Meanwhile, back at the OPs original question...

Stanley Wellback was standing well back taking all his weight on his elbows while his albino crow flew to the land of Pram for a Frankie Vaughn stick... **

Play Bonny!



** I don't know what it means either!
 
Old 07-09-2020, 11:52 AM   #15
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1. What is your name?
2. What city and state do you live in?
3. What kind of computer do you have Linux installed on?
4. What distribution and version of Linux is installed?
5. How long has Linux been installed on the computer and why?
6. What are the top three software applications that you use most on your Linux computer?
7. What is one major advantage you have in using Linux?
8. What is one major disadvantage you have in using Linux?
9. Do you also still use a Windows computer for certain things? If yes, what things?
10. What computer games do you play on your Linux computer?
11. When is the last time that you had to manually reboot your Linux computer and why?
1. Tim
2. Phoenix, AZ
3. Multiple, from a self-built desktop to a chromebook to business model laptops to a gaming laptop
4. Multiple. Mostly Debian and EndeavourOS
5. Varies, mostly from 2 months to 9 months. I like to change around my installed distro's. Although my desktop has been installed for 3 years (since rebuilding from scratch).
6. Vivaldi, Thunderbird, Dolphin
7. Customization
8. N/A
9. Yes, I have a single installation of Windows on my desktop to play games.
10. Solitaire, Soduko, Mahjongg
11. Every day, I don't waste power, so if I'm not using it, off it goes!!!
 
  


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