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History using Linux
Mathieu Bélanger started using Linux with Redhat 4.2 in 1997/1998 after a friend in his 3th secondary class talked about it as a Unix replacement. He made the installation on his only computer, a Ogivar 386/25. After that, he switched a couple of time back to Windows, back to Linux. His second Linux installation was Slackware 3.5, which he found better that the previous Redhat. Following that, he installed Mandrake 6 followed by RedHat 7 (downloaded with his poor 56K Rockwell ISA16 modem). He have also tried Mandrake 7 and 8. Of course, he started to have those RPM with the dependencies problem with them in bonus. So much that he got back to Slackware (7 or 8, don't remember). In 2003, a friend of his told him about Gentoo and he downloaded the 1.3 stage1 and proceeded to the installation on my Athlon XP 1700+. During that time or a bit after, he installed a LFS in his old PIII-500 Thinkpad laptop. Some time after, Mathieu bought an Athlon64 and proceeded a new Gentoo installation, from stage1, of course. He kept his installation for a long time, he switched computers motherboard/CPU each 6 months. His Gentoo installation survived his three Athlon64, his opteron and his Athlon X2. During that time, he also tried some flavor of BSD Like FreeBSD and OpenBSD. Time pass he made some new Gentoo installation on his new hardware. Somewhere in 2009, he got invited by a friend to meet a group called Gentoo-Quebec, who Sylvain Alain is one of the leader. Mathieu made some formation, on more advanced stuff like ACPI and Power management. After about 1 year, the group globally switched to Funtoo after Daniel created it. Since that, Mathieu use Funtoo on his main computer and on his laptop but he added some ebuilds for an updated toolchain. Lately, Mathieu created NXToo, which is a fork of Gentoo and Funtoo, aimed for optimization and disponibility for all x86 architectures. Now, he is part of the experimental team, to improve Gentoo toolchain and optimizations and new softwares.
History on Funtoo
Collaboration on Open Source projects
Parts working on at the moment
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About real life