People of openSUSE: Carlos Gonçalves

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Here is another ‘People of openSUSE’ interview, this time with Carlos Gonçalves, a very active member of our Portuguese community and founder of ENOS. By the way Carlos joined the ‘People of openSUSE’ initiative and will do some interviews in the future!

Nickname: cgoncalves
Homepage: http://www.cgoncalves.info
Blog: http://cgoncalves.blogspot.com

Favorite season: Winter - I don’t like much sun because it’s hot here in Portugal and the winter isn’t so cold as it’s among the Nordic countries.
Motto: Have a lot of fun…

When and why did you start using openSUSE/SUSE Linux?

After testing Knoppix Live CD I really became interested in the Open Source world and I thought it would be good for me to expand my tech knowledge. I tested various Linux distributions (Fedora, Mandrake, Caixa Mágica (SUSE based), Slackware, (K)Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE, etc) to check which one suited me better. SUSE won the race and I have stayed with it since SUSE 9.2 (2004).

When did you join the openSUSE community and what made you do that?

After choosing SUSE I needed support and found a Portuguese SUSE community almost with no activity and no members. Of course I could have left SUSE right away just because I was new and needed support but I thought it wouldn’t be correct to do so, so I joined the community and started helping those who needed help like I did.

Months later the SUSE-pt community had more members than ever and I felt at home with no reasons to replace SUSE with any other distribution.

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