Hey @Siva_Machina , long time no see haha. This is because you need to identify yourselves with Freenode because the IRC channel is under mode +b and therefore only identified user can join it. Hope it helps .
Keybase announced earlier this week the teams functionality has finally released and i know a few of us are using Keybase (Im following/followed by most of you now i think lol) but im interested in checking out if there is any interest in the Keybase chat as the permanent non IRC chat (Hopefully Replacing Rocket chat one day) its end to end encrypted (for you tinfoil hats among us) and has fully encrypted file sharing if you dont know what keybase is go check it out its awesome https://keybase.io if your already on Keybase you can request join access by running the following command (Team joining is not in the GUI yet)
keybase team request-access ldc
unfortunately they limit team names to 16 chars so i could use our full name but you get the point, look forward to seeing you guys there.
Hey guys! I'm new here on LDC, but not new to Linux. I started into the world of *Nix in 1997-1998 on Sun Microsystems' Solaris & also FreeBSD (when I was in jr.high & high-school), thanks to a friend of the family who was an old System V & current Solaris administrator (at the time) - and Minix user. My dad, USAF Intelligence, also encouraged me with that stuff quite a bit too. Didn't actually start using Linux itself until late 2000, early 2001 when I was just getting out of high-school - started into the Linux world with RedHat-RHL 7.0/7.1 Seawolf & Slackware 6.0. Still have all my original floppy disks for installation that I made for all those too in storage lol. Where & when did most of you guys start?
Ok, so the "Introductory" part... I'm a 34 year old Linux/FreeBSD adept, PC gamer, #RHSCA & #RHCE (RedHat Certified [software] Engineer) - in addition to having a number of other certifications (CompTIA's A+/Network+/Linux+/CISSP/etc.), am a "Information Systems Security" specialist by profession, and coder/programmer in C++ & Python (primarily - know a bit of a couple others too, but barely use them). Also pretty hardcore into mtn.biking (off-road, cross-country on my 2006 Trek Elite 9.8; and all-mountain on my 2016 Intense Tracer 275C-DVO factory edition) and ice hockey... helps keep me in shape. lol
Anyways, I primarily use Arch Linux. It's been where I consider "home" at as far as operating systems go - been using it as my primary OS since October 2012. But I also use RedHat-RHEL/CentOS (ofc, being an RHCE), OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, FreeBSD still on a couple file/FTP servers, and I've recently also started playing around with Gentoo (replacing LFS) in a VM/virtual install as well - which is how I found you guys... watching some Youtube vids about Gentoo. Didn't really need any help (yet), just was watching for other people's experiences and then saw a link to this website/forums/discussion board. I'm familiar with pretty much everything based on Arch & RedHat; OpenSUSE Tumbleweed, Mageia, & Slackware individually; and even some distros on the Debian side: Debian, Bodhi, Mint, Xubuntu, Crunchbang (now unsupported), BunsenLabs, etc. When RedHat-RHL forked/branched to RHEL & Fedora around 2004 (I think), after the Fedora Core versions I started "distro-hopping" around a bit (even though I still used RedHat & Fedora every single year) and became familiar with the more broad world of Linux... I was looking for a good, solid, free & open-source distro to call/consider home. It really made me thankful when I finally came to a stop, came HOME to Arch in 2012.
Any more information on me can probably be found best on my Steam account: http://steamcommunity.com/id/cyberjackal-archlinux/
Feel free to check it out & add me if you guys do any gaming!
Glad to be a part of you guys here!
There are a lot of debian derivatives with active communities. If you want bleeding edge, try siduction. Consider them as the arch people in debian land . If you wanna go ahead with a stable debian experience with a little bit of wrench handling, check out bunsenlabs. The communities of all projects do regularly hang out on IRC. Holla at them
~peace and love.