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    Linux Enthusiast sgosnell's Avatar
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    Xandros, on the original Asus eee-pc. I didn't stay with it very long, but that was where I started. I still have a few Debian CDs around from way back long ago, which I never got around to installing, for reasons which escape me now.

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    Ubuntu 12.04LTS coming over from OS-X 10.3.9 after my iMac died.
    I then moved to Mint 15 MATE and started to really like having a drop down menu. From Mint 15 MATE I did a bit of Distro Hoppin' to a few other Distros and ended up on Point Linux 2.2(now 2.3) with a MATE DE. After repeated fails at adding software to get SDR support I installed Kali Linux 1.0.6 which has SDR stuff already installed. I gave SolydX a try and it was decent enough but wouldn't work with Kino and some things like Dist Utility looked odd under it so I moved back to Kali for me and Point Linux on my wife's Netbook.
    Still get curious from time to time and download a Distro to look at via Live USB. One of the things I really like about Linux is that the Distros are free for the using and you can try em' to see if they'll work for you or not. Linux totally Rocks.
    No matter where ya' go, there ya' are.

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    Penguin of trust elija's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNFrank View Post
    Still get curious from time to time and download a Distro to look at via Live USB. One of the things I really like about Linux is that the Distros are free for the using and you can try em' to see if they'll work for you or not. Linux totally Rocks.
    I've been doing that for over a decade and I gotta warn you it never gets old!
    Should you be sitting wondering,
    Which Batman is the best,
    There's only one true answer my friend,
    It's Adam Bloody West!


    The Fifth Continent

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    Me I actually have two, openSUSE 9.1 and Mepis linux 2004.06.
    openSUSE was my first attempt but not my first full time distro.
    Mepis was my first full time linux.
    So 10 years in terms of linux use, but I didnt start using linux without booting into windows for a long time until 2006 so 8 years as a full time linux user.

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    Trusted Penguin Dapper Dan's Avatar
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    Mandrake 8.2 in 2002.
    Linux Mint + IceWM Registered: #371367 New Members: click here

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    Mandrake 6

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    my first linux distribution was RedHat but I had been using Unix AIX on IBM machine before that ..

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    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

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    RH-5.0, kernel was 2.0 and it was bootable without booloader.

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    I started with RH 5.4 back in about ~1998-2000.

    I was dead tired on windows 98 and tried linux a few times before it stuck! My brother which had used it since ~93 (he lately showed me a floppy-disc which he had used back in the day ) And I had long phonecalls with him in order to compile my kernel and make networking work and pretty much the whole way into twm. There was no help with package managers or things like that, I had rpm.pbone.net as a main webpage for years...

    In the beginning he helped me to "hack" the text in the Windows menus through linux, I remember that we changed the text in the Windows 98 shutdown computer dialog to something like "re-boot in to linux"

    Initially I had "the fast computer" to run windows and the slower to run linux and work as a fileserver, but then I switched that fact and since about 2004 I have never had a windows installed computer.

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