Quiz: Are you a Linux guru? Find out.

Summary:Today's host Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols claims he's been using and writing about Linux and opensource for entirely too long Test yourself against some pretty tricky questions.

Hi, there Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols your host today. I've been using and writing about Linux and open source for entirely too long. Suffice it to say that while I didn't use Linux 0.01, I was running Linux not long after that. So, with introductions out of the way, let's move on to the quiz shall we? Instructions: Click on your answer and then see how many others agree with you. Then click to see the answer and the next question. [poll id="119"]

The correct answer is... » Answer is B. It's a recursive acronym.

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The correct answer is... » Answer is: A. ESR (Eric S. Raymond).

Give yourself an extra point if you knew the name behind the letters for him or the others: RMS-Richard M. Stallman, GregHK-Greg Kroah-Hartman, and yours truly.
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The correct answer is... »

Answer is B. Tux the penguin.

Once more feel free to give yourself an additonal point if you knew that Geeko is openSUSE's mascot, Hexlet is Darwin's and Beastie is how you say the name of the BSD Daemon.

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The correct answer is... » Answer is D. Yes, the company behind Corel Paint and WordPerfect. Corel released Corel Linux in 1999. [poll id="123"]

The correct answer is... » Answer is D. Lenovo Microsoft used to sell Xenix, a Unix variant back in the early 80s.

Dell also had its own System V Release 4 (SVR4) Unix back in the early 90s, and IBM, of course, has AIX. While Lenovo has sold PCs with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED), it never sold its own Unix or Linux. [poll id="124"]

The correct answer is... » Answer is C. Vigor. Scary isn't it? [poll id="125"]

The correct answer is... » Answer is D. Carla. Although now that I've said this, I'm sure someone will roll one out. [poll id="126"]

The correct answer is... » Answer is A. Slackware.

Red Hat Linux came much later, CP/M-80 isn't related to Linux or Unix at all, and while Gentoo is also an important early distribution, Slackware predates it.

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The correct answer is... » Answer is D. Debian. [poll id="128"]

The correct answer is... » Answer is B. Red Hat. It never was as popular as Red Hat hoped it would be. Correct answers 10+: Close friend of Linus Torvalds 7-9: Friend of Tux 4-6: Has met Tux. 1-3: Would know a penguin if he met met one. 0: Close friend of Darl McBride. Thanks for playing! Related stories HP: The Linux Desktop Company Ubuntu Linux 11.04: A whale of changes for Canonical's user base Beyond Natty: The next version of Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu security: Holes found, holes fixed Splashtop: Linux for Windows users My favorite Linux desktop: Mint 10 Loving Ubuntu Linux

Topics: Linux, Enterprise Software, Open Source


Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it.His work has been published in everything from highly technical publications... Full Bio

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