Developer Interview: Ronald “wattOS” Ropp
Biff Baxter, real name Ronald Ropp, is a technology consultant based in Portland, Oregon. He's also the developer behind wattOS, an Ubuntu derived Linux distribution (see our overview). We were quite impressed with wattOS, so we got in contact with him for some Q+A.
How did you get involved with Linux?
I got involved in Linux a long time ago. I loaded Slackware 1.1 from a CD (that I copied to floppies) in the back of a web server book that I bought in 1995. I was setting up my first web server, and I had an unused 486DX2 50MHz machine that I loaded it on. I had no UI, and I didn't not know what to do with it when done, but it worked. From there it grew, and I moved to RedHat for a year or two, then to SuSE for a while, then on to the wonderful world of Distro hopping. Everything from Slackware to Gentoo etc. I got involved in security and ISP and networking work and it was a perfect platform for that.
How did wattOS come about?