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How about chat as a device? /dev/chat


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Who am I (currently) I'm a computer engineer who's worked professionally first in electronic design (primarily as a design automation engineer for ~10+ years), followed by a stint in DevOps for 5+ years. I'm currently a Software Engineer working on web technologies, still wearing many hats as DevOps & software development. My past - phase 1 I grew up ...


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Yet another chat variation, as a shebang this time: #!/bin/chat


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I'm a bioinformatician/computational biologist or whatever, with a background in biology and no formal computer/programming training. Like the good little geek I am, I started using Linux some time around 1998 with the now defunct Mandrake. I then moved to SuSE (pre-novell days), briefly into openSuSE and then Ubuntu when that came out. Couple of years later ...


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I have read this question I've read through the answers on this question. I have upvoted all those that apply to me.


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talk(1) talk(1) was/is a way to chat with users between Unix machines, going back to 4.2BSD (1983). ytalk would be another good name, as it introduced 3+-user chat, but that'd be more confusing to people who have never heard of the command. Wikipedia has a short history of talk and its successors.


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Who am I? I'm a 15-year-old in 10th grade (as of this writing) so I don't have a fascinating job to tell you all about. I've always been super interested in technology and programming. My first language was Visual BASIC, but thankfully, I was never quite motivated enough to make a large program in it (especially since I got confused by all the Windows ...


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I use bash as my interactive shell


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Inspired by @rumtscho's excellent answer: User Space


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I use free software for its utility I use free software because it is the best available with regards to utility. I may or may not use free software for ethical reasons.


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Smash it up! I like destruction. Not in the smash-it-up kinda way, though that can have its finer points, but more as the reverse of construction. I like things broken into pieces - not just broken - because I like to know what goes on inside a thing that makes it tick in the first place. If I'm lucky - and I rarely am - I do get it back together in much the ...


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My name is Kusalananda. I'm one of your moderators. I work as a government-funded software developer, systems developer, or DevOps engineer in Sweden. I am accustomed to working in very international teams, and my current job involves supporting the larger academic community of bioinformaticians at Swedish research institutions (universities). In the Unix &...


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Swap Space Or something like.


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I prefer to use only free software for ethical reasons I use free software because I believe it is more ethical and trustworthy than proprietary software. I would continue to use free software even if a proprietary solution came along that had better features or better support. Note: this response applies to you if you do use proprietary software, but are ...


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About me My name's LE Manh Cuong, from Hanoi, Vietnam. I have not graduated from University yet, and I'm not going to do that. (There are many reasons, but that's another story). In University, I learned about Electronic and Telecommunication. All my knowledge about IT fields came from online learning (Thanks Coursera, edX, OCW) and researching by myself (...


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Unix background I've been working as a unix sysadmin since 1998, when I started as postmaster/spammer killer at one of the three largest ISPs in Sweden. Back then most of our systems were Solaris, with a few FreeBSD thrown in. FreeBSD is still my favourite free Unix. I stayed at Algonet^WTelenordia^WTelenor^WTelenor Business Solutions^WTelenor for 8 years ...


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I've been using Linux-based operating systems since the summer of 1998, which coincided with the purchase of my first computer. I had used computers for a while before that, but they had been VAX, Suns, Windows and Macs. I think that time was my first exposure to a "real" operating system. I started with Red Hat 5.1 (version inferred based on the date, I ...


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I've been using Linux since 1996 (I think -- early 2.0.x kernels) starting with Red Hat and quickly switching to Slackware. In the time since then I've used many other distributions and my go-to distro is Debian. I've also worked with AIX on RS/6000, VMS on VAX, Digital Unix on Alpha and SCO before they became what they are today. I currently have 4 ...


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I'm just another geek who got addicted to programming when I was 11. My first languages were JavaScript and then C. Unfortunately on that other OS :( Somehow I happened to find a career in programming when I was 16. I build windows apps and web apps. While I have a good job writing a giant web app product, it all seems like stamp collecting when I read ...


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I am way too cool to use a bloated desktop environment I use an alternative window manager, like awesomewm, xmonad, openbox, fluxbox, sawfish, ratpoison... the list goes on. Note that your window manager doesn't have to be tiling for this to apply to you.


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I use free software because it is technically and ethically superior And I am OK with that...


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Who I am I'm an electronics and telecomm. engineer by training. I'm currently pursuing a master's degree in the field (specializing in MEMS) in my hometown of Cairo, Egypt. I also work as a teaching assistant for a couple of undergraduate courses at my university. When I'm not doing techie stuff, I'm an avid reader of literature and poetry. I'm a big time ...


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My first computer was running OS/2; I was probably the last one in my class to get one. So as you may already guess I have never used any version of Windows as my regular OS. My first contact with Linux was buying SuSE 5.1(?). I did not intend to use it; I just wanted to have a look at it because I had heard about it again and again. From an OS/2 ...


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( I was pointed out that the prose could use some re-reading and correction, I will do so when as soon as I have some time (and feel like doing so, fixing someone else's errors is different)) I'm a General Linguist by education and software developer by trade. I use Linux whenever I can, for specific tasks I use Windows or an Arduino (I prefer the Arduino: ...


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Who I am What drives me is knowledge & challenge. When I first started with Linux, the challenge was figuring it out, learning out all the pieces worked. Now, that's become simple, and my challenge has changed to figuring things out that nobody has tried before. But one component of the challenge that always has been, and always will be, is making ...


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I've been using UNIX since 1993 and Linux since June 19, 1995. I was a hardcore Linux user and a prosperous dot-com worker during the late 1990s tech boom. When the dot-com party ended, I went to Mexico to learn Spanish, came back to the US to get my degree, and then lived in Mexico for a few years. It was just before the dot-com party ended when I ...


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I've been using Linux-based systems since '05, I think Ubuntu 5.04 was my first. I remember having it delivered via Shipit on CDs since at the time I used dial-up internet. It wasn't much, but it saved me when Windows broke the day before I needed to print a large homework assignment. I eventually dumped Windows when I realized I didn't really need it and ...


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I use GNOME 3 My preferred computing environment is GNOME.


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I use zsh as my interactive shell


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