Originally Published: Monday, 14 May 2001 Author: the Linux.com Staff
Published to: interact_articles_live/Live! Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

Linux Trivia Game!

As part of the weeklong celebration of the second anniversary of Linux.com, we're giving you a chance to show off your Linux knowledge! Prove your 31337ness to the world by answering these fifteen questions. Winners will receive a cool prize pack full of Linux.com goodies and other schwag from Thinkgeek. In addition to this email contest, we're running four Live! trivia contests via IRC. Check out the Live! calendar for more details and the rules for those events.

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The Deal

As part of the weeklong celebration of the second anniversary of Linux.com, we're giving you a chance to show off your Linux knowledge! Prove your 31337ness to the world by answering these fifteen questions. Winners will receive a cool prize pack full of Linux.com goodies and other schwag from Thinkgeek. In addition to this email contest, we're running four Live! trivia contests via IRC. Check out the Live! calendar for more details and the rules for those events.

The Rules (yeah, we gotta have 'em)

  • Email your answers to starlady@linux.com to be considered for the prizes. A winner will be drawn randomly from all the correct entries to receive a prize package from ThinkGeek.
  • The deadline for entries is Friday, May 18 at 12 PM PDT. The winner will be notified via email by the following Monday.
  • Current Linux.com staff are ineligible for prizes (but can still play if they want to) Same goes for VA/OSDN staff.
  • All dates must include the year as well as month and day.
  • Don't sweat the spelling, but make sure we can tell what you're trying to say.

The Questions

1. On what date did Linus post to comp.os.minix saying "I'm doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu)"?

2. What does the 'S' in Eric S. Raymond stand for?

3. The August 10, 1998 issue of what magazine featured Linus on the cover with the headline "Peace, love and software"?

4. What does SEUL stand for?

5. Who gave the keynote presentation at the last Atlanta Linux Showcase?

6. What was the code name for Red Hat Linux's 5.0 release?

7. To what hacker was the Debian 2.2 release dedicated?

8. On what date was the first User Friendly comic strip posted?

9. What Gimp artist created Tux, the Linux mascot?

10. Linus Torvalds holds an honorary doctorate from what university?

11. What does ALSA stand for?

12. What date was "Windows Refund Day?"

13. In December of 1999, what GNOME developer won the FSF Free Software Award?

14. Who was the author of MINIX, the OS that Linus created Linux in answer to?

15. On what date was Linux.com officially launched?





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