thank you for your interest :)
On 02/16/2017 01:51 PM, Sylvia wrote:
I didn't know you're an astronomer, that's very interesting. I love
astronomy but I never met an astronomer. What software do you use?
we use KStars and INDI, all data analysis at university
uses Python and some other free software. This is also one of my main
contributions @Fedora: I'm maintaining several scientific packages and
created the Astronomy Spin (https://labs.fedoraproject.org/astronomy/
to help new users interested in astronomy and also to make Fedora more
interesting for astronomers.
Where are you? And how did you get to Fedora?
I'm a phd
student at University of Marburg (Germany). I'm a long time
Linux user, starting with SuSE Linux in 2003 and was one of the Salix OS
developers until 2012. My first Fedora was Fedora 9, but daily usage
started with Fedora 14. My reasons to move to Fedora where:
* up to date, most without the caveats of rolling release. This is
important as I maintain all computers of our working group at university.
* great set of scientific software packages (only Debian is comparable,
all other distros have less powerful scientific toolchain)
* great infrastructure (things like copr and koji), I missed that when
working for small distributions like Salix
* of course the great community, I got in contact with them in IRC and
especially some events like FrOSCon