NuxRo is behind Stella, a distro that keeps coming across my radar. NuxRo’s answers are brief, which makes sense given his terminal-driven setup. In a lot of ways, it’s an interesting advertisement for the power and simplicity of Stella.
- Who are you, and what do you do?
I’m a full-time sysadmin and open source fan. I have exclusively been a GNU/Linux user for the past decade.
On the internet you’ll find me using the nickname Nux or NuxRo.
- What distribution do you run on your main desktop/laptop?
On both my work station and personal laptop I use a CentOS (6) remix that I “built,” called Stella.
- What software do you depend upon with this distribution?
I spend most of my “life” in a terminal. I depend heavily on applications such as gnome-terminal, screen, openssh, irssi, cone, vim, mc, etc.
For web browsing I use Mozilla Firefox.
- What kind of hardware do you run it on?
My hardware is modest. I’m currently writing from an Acer Aspire 8530G.
- What is your ideal Linux setup?
My “dream” setup is a laptop with long battery life, SSD and most importantly, a high resolution 4:3/square display.
- Will you share a screenshot of your desktop?
I’m using the default Gnome2 layout that comes with CentOS/Stella; for the past year I’ve been starring at this wallpaper: http://img.nux.ro/cylon/bsg4.jpg (yes, I’m a SciFi junkie!)
Interview conducted September 12, 2012