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Interview with Kororaa's Chris Smart

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Gentoo is a source-based Linux distribution that helps users put together a streamlined custom system. But Linux users spoiled by the see-before-you-try Live CDs would often shy from Gentoo. Then along came Kororaa. Kororaa is a pre-configured binary Live CD for Gentoo Linux that also features an installer. Kororaa's package selection not only makes it an all-round Linux desktop, but has also ruffled feathers of Linux kernel developers.

Kororaa's developer Chris Smart probably had the best tutors introduce him to Linux, including Andrew Tridgell, the author of Samba file server. In this discussion with Chris, he talks about why he developed Kororaa, why people interested in learning Linux should use Gentoo, and his new project to help users make the move to Free and Open Source software.

Mayank Sharma: Chris tell us a little about yourself? How did you get started on computers? What drew you towards FOSS?

Chris Smart: My name is Chris Smart and I live in Canberra, the capital of Australia. My Father was a computer teacher and so I grew up with computers and developed a talent for using them. Over the years through high school I was often fixing friends' computers and this has pretty much continued ever since (although I now only touch open source).

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