Friday, February 03, 2006

Quiz on LINUX and open source

The annual technical fest on Linux and Free and Open Source Software ,called Mukti'06 was held from 27th -29th January at NIT Durgapur.I had the privilige of being the quiz-master in the quiz event.Around 40 teams (each having 3 members) ,mainly students of the college participated in the elimination rounds,which had 20 questions.From this round 7 teams qualified for the finals ,to face a 7 round quiz.It was quite a satisfying experience for me,being the quiz-master for the second time in life in a college/school level quiz instead of being a participant

1. And the beast shall come forth surrounded by a roiling cloud of vengeance. The house of the unbelievers shall be razed and they shall be scorched to the earth. Their tags shall blink until the end of days. Where or how will you come across these lines

Ans: The Book of Mozilla

2. Before its 1.0 release, it had already gained acclaim from numerous media outlets, including Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. With over 25 million downloads in the 99 days after the initial 1.0 release, it became one of the most downloaded free and open source applications, especially among home users.What am I talking about

Ans: Firefox 1.0

3. Together with WordPerfect, this company was instrumental in making the Utah Valley a focus for high-technology software development.. It was co-founded by George Canova, Darin Field and Jack Davis in 1979. The name for the company's name was suggested by George Canova's wife who mistakenly thought that the name of the company meant "new" in French. Which company

Ans: Novell

4. It is a collection of free software tools originally developed by Cygnus Solutions to allow various versions of Microsoft Windows to act somewhat like a UNIX system. Just give me the name of the emulator

Ans: Cygwin

5. It is an essay by Eric S. Raymond on software engineering methods, based on his observations of the Linux kernel development process and his experiences managing an open source project, fetchmail. It was first presented by the author at the Linux Kongress on May 27, 1997 and was published as part of a book of the same name in 1999. It is commonly regarded as the manifesto of the open source movement. Name the book

Ans: The Cathedral and the Baazar

6.The visual(at the top) shows the Chief Technical Officer of a famous company.Give me the name of the company and the CTO

Ans: Marc Ewing ,Redhat

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