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mspevack at redhat.com
Fri Dec 21 19:46:19 UTC 2007
On Fri, 21 Dec 2007, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> On Dec 21, 2007 12:08 PM, Max Spevack <mspevack at redhat.com> wrote:
>> Before I came to Red Hat, I was a die-hard Slackware user.
> And we have really really tried not to hold it against you.
This brings to mind a story of an interview I had for a summer job when
I was in college. At the time, I had only used Slackware.
One of the questions I got was "How would you install a new package on a
Red Hat system?"
My answer: "I would use RPM."
Question: "Sure, but what *exactly* would you type?"
Answer: "I'd have to look at the man page. The Linux system that I use
doesn't use RPM."
Question: "Then you're not running Linux. Linux uses RPM."
Answer: "I run Slackware. It's Linux, I assure you."
I didn't get the job.
But interestingly enough, when I interviewed at Red Hat and got the
"what Linux distro do you use" question, everyone's response was "cool,
I used to use Slackware too!"
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