Find the answer to your Linux question:
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
When I first started Linux, I ran Mandrake 9.2, today I still have a small partition devoted to Mandrake (now at 10). Granted I use it rarely, but Mandrake gave ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Linux Guru kkubasik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Lat: 39:03:51N Lon: 77:14:37W
    Posts
    2,396

    Distro Loyalty?


    When I first started Linux, I ran Mandrake 9.2, today I still have a small partition devoted to Mandrake (now at 10). Granted I use it rarely, but Mandrake gave me such a wonderful induction into the world of linux, i would feel guilty deleting it. Just out of curiosity, does anyone have a particular affinity to a distro that they will never (or never have) lost? One special one that they will never delete?
    Avoid the Gates of Hell. Use Linux
    A Penny for your Thoughts

    Formerly Known as qub333

  2. #2
    Linux User Oxygen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Hartlepool, England
    Posts
    392
    not sure what u mean but redhat 8 was good, but now im getting Gentoo

  3. #3
    Linux Guru
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    3,284

    Re: Distro Loyalty?

    Quote Originally Posted by qub333
    When I first started Linux, I ran Mandrake 9.2, today I still have a small partition devoted to Mandrake (now at 10). Granted I use it rarely, but Mandrake gave me such a wonderful induction into the world of linux, i would feel guilty deleting it. Just out of curiosity, does anyone have a particular affinity to a distro that they will never (or never have) lost? One special one that they will never delete?
    I see where your coming from. Personally i think it is not "guilt" as such, instead what troubles us is the uncertanty of the unknown, just like when we first moved from windows to linux.

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close
  5. #4
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Greece / Athens
    Posts
    1,169
    i think it's not something makes you feel guilty about.i started with redhat 8,then 9 fedora core 1 and now suse 9.1 .although i haven't any of these distros mentioned in my pc.they helped me to learn but we don't stay in the past right?
    Linux For Ever!

  6. #5
    Linux Guru sarumont's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    /dev/urandom
    Posts
    3,682
    I found gentoo...and there's been nothing since. I'll be buried with my Gentoo 1.4 LiveCD.
    "Time is an illusion. Lunchtime, doubly so."
    ~Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  7. #6
    Linux Engineer Giro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    England
    Posts
    1,219
    Gotta be Debian for me

  8. #7
    Linux Guru kkubasik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Lat: 39:03:51N Lon: 77:14:37W
    Posts
    2,396
    dont get me wrong, i have distro add, untill gentoo, i installed over 100cd's worth of distros, i just kept hopping from one to another searching for my soul mate....then i found it, but i just wondered if anyone kept a little space, (mine is a 1.7g partition on a 240g raid) for that special first one, it took my linux virginity, and that will always be important to me.
    Avoid the Gates of Hell. Use Linux
    A Penny for your Thoughts

    Formerly Known as qub333

  9. #8
    Linux Engineer big_k105's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Fargo, ND
    Posts
    901
    cant say i have done that but i personally will never ever leave slackware i have decided that it is the distro that is right for me and will never leave. i really didnt learn much about linux from any of the other distros except about setting up the partitions and what not. but i personally will never go back. my first distro i ever installed was mandrake 8 i believe. and i really didnt like it that much but i would love to try out mandrake 10 just to see how far they have come since 8
    BIG K aka Kyle
    Programming Forums
    www.kylekonline.com
    Please don\'t PM me for help-- ask in the forums instead!

  10. #9
    Linux Guru kkubasik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Lat: 39:03:51N Lon: 77:14:37W
    Posts
    2,396
    granted it is still a 'newbie' distro if i were to classify it (lots of gui) but of the 3, i find it to be the fastest, I also like mandrake, as i like urpmi to the mandrake cooker, and utilize allot of teh experimental versions. mandrake was also the first major distro to include the 2.6 kernel by default.
    Avoid the Gates of Hell. Use Linux
    A Penny for your Thoughts

    Formerly Known as qub333

  11. #10
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Posts
    1,296
    Gentoo is _the_ distro for me :) I too will be buried with my gentoo 1.4 live cd

    http://www.gentoo.org

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •