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Slashroot.org: Interview with Joseph Cheek of the Redmond Linux Distribution Project

Jun 21, 2000, 14:32 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jared Jarrett)

[ Thanks to Jared Jarrett for this link. ]

"Recently, I ran across a link for a new Linux project. The project was known Redmond Linux. I took a large interest in the project and its founder, Joseph Cheek. I had a chance to talk to Mr. Cheek, and he agreed to do an interview with slashroot.org"

"3) Tell us a brief overview of the Redmond Linux Project.

Well, it started out as my own personal distro, but quickly evolved into something bigger. For me, it's a way to put the experience I gained building operating systems while at Microsoft to use... Redmond Linux will have different versions, called editions, mainly catering to people other than UNIX gurus. The first edition, called Redmond Linux Personal, will be catered to computer neophytes"

"4) What is your reason behind this project?

I've got linux on several PC's at home and at work, and my non-technical wife struggles with it. She constantly asks me how to do things like print a picture, create a web page, write a letter, because for her these tasks aren't trivial. I want to make them trivial for her. ..."

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