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#1 +bman

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 17:06

I thought this would be an interested topic for here.

I started using computers when I was 10 years old (24 now) which was with Windows 95 I believe. I of course used each version of windows up till Windows 8. I used 95, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7. Once Windows 8 came around it was time to leave for good. Throughout the years I tried Linux many times, not sure why it interested me, but it did, and still does.

I am not really sure how old I was when I first tried it, but I know it was one of the first versions (or at least a very old version) of Red Hat Linux. Of course, that didn't last long, I was quite used to Windows. Then over the rest of the years up till now I tried Ubuntu, Mint, PCLInux and a few others. I now finally landed on Ubuntu as my main system, and plan to stay with it from now on.

So my first experience was Red Hat Linux around the age of 12 years old. How about your guys experiences?


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 17:11

I think my first Linux distro was Debian.

Right now, I'm starting to shy away from Ubuntu that I use day to day.

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#3 firey

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 17:14

Hmm, I think my first ever experience was with Mandrake. I would have been 11 or 12. I remember looking for longhorn leaks, and the website I found them on also had a Mandrake support section. So I checked it out, and tried it but the internet wouldn't work on it. After that I tried various distros and broke them all.

Currently Arch is my go-to Linux that I have running on a plethora of virtual machines (and primary on my PI) at home and work.

#4 airedwin

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 17:22

freebsd

#5 ZakO

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 17:40

In 1998 when I was 11-12 I used various linux distributions as my primary OS over a period of two years (Mandrake 5-7, Red Hat 5, Slackware 3, SuSE 6, Debian 2) but then went back to Windows.

I now dual boot Windows 8 & Ubuntu 12.10 on my desktop (OSX on laptop) but rarely boot Ubuntu, the OS itself is great, but I always find myself missing decent software.

#6 f0rk_b0mb

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 17:47

Open SuSe here.

#7 Klownicle

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 17:54

Redhat back in the day :-/

#8 tim_s

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 18:16

My first OS was Dos

1: Slackware
2: Debian
3: Redhat

(Windows for awhile)

4: Fedora Core

(Windows for awhile)

5: Ubuntu
6: Centos
7: Fedora Core
8: Gentoo
9: Arch
10: FreeBSD
11: Arch
12: Gentoo
13: Source Mage
14: Gentoo - Here I am today.

#9 remixedcat

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 20:01

first linux exp. was on a server.

#10 medhunter

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 20:04

Hmm, I think my first ever experience was with Mandrake. I would have been 11 or 12. I remember looking for longhorn leaks, and the website I found them on also had a Mandrake support section. So I checked it out, and tried it but the internet wouldn't work on it. After that I tried various distros and broke them all.

Currently Arch is my go-to Linux that I have running on a plethora of virtual machines (and primary on my PI) at home and work.

Same here also mandrake and Redhat 6 as I can recall @ the same time around 2000.
I got out after I played with them with my cousin and let him sink into it.
Then came back to Ubuntu, Sabily, Mageia and Mint, and sticking to unity and sometimes KDE (Dual Setup).

#11 +Brando212

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 20:05

my first experience with Linux was Ubuntu. i believe it was either 7.10 or 8.04

#12 redvamp128

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 20:18

For me it would have been : Mandrake Linux 5.1 (it was actually on a cd that was in a magazine) then Switched to Red Hat 5.1 ...- 8.0 then Ubuntu 5.04... now on 12.04 .

Also have ran Puppy Linux, DSL, Slackware.

#13 Syanide

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 20:19

I bought a (pirated, ironically) Red Hat 6 CD back in 2000, but it had a physical defect and I could never get it to run. Used only GeexBox a couple of times right up until Ubuntu 8.10, which was the first time I properly got to use Linux. It's been fun ever since, even though because of work and Adobe's programs I'm using Windows to run my stuff nowadays.

#14 medhunter

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 20:31

oh, nostalgia

#15 neo158

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 20:39

Even though I use Windows on a daily basis I still use Linux occasionally, my first distro was Ubuntu 6.04 I think.

I'm trying to get Ubuntu 12.04 running in Hyper-V, not an easy task because it runs but networking doesn't work.



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