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Re: what was the first linux distro you used

#61 Post by oldhoghead » Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:22 pm

yellow dog, knoppix, dsl, puppy, mepis, simplymepis, mepis-lite, and finally stuck with anitx. I tried a bunch of them at one time or another, mint, debian, suse, slack, Mandriva, sidux, buntu flavors. Every once and while I'll boot into Windows 7 for a laugh and reminder. :snail:

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Re: what was the first linux distro you used

#62 Post by bwhawk » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:02 am

My first was Linux Mint Debian with XFCE. When the XFCE version was dropped, I switched to SolydXK which I used until fairly recently. A lot of the SolydXK-specific tools started not working on my (rather old) system, so I was looking for other distributions. I read a positive review of MX Linux on DistroWatch. It sounded good, and I really liked the documentation. I've been using it a couple of weeks now, and no regrets!

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Re: what was the first linux distro you used

#63 Post by bigbenaugust » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:03 am

RH 5.2, Winter break 1997/98. A Word macro virus ate a 20+ page lab report and I was angry. I was also very enamored with the Suns, NeXTs, and AIX machines I worked with at school (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo). Installed RedHat, joined the LUG, became a student sysadmin, got my first IT job out of school (ended up at Sun) from a recruiter who showed up to the LUG. So much for that engineering career. ;)

Distros since then... there was a RH phase, a Mandrake phase, Slackware, Ubuntu/Kubuntu, Fedora, Vector, Debian, CrunchBang, Arch, Mint Debian Edition, OpenSUSE, back to Arch, Ubuntu, and Debian, BunsenLabs, and currently MX, Raspbian, and BunsenLabs with one Ubuntu MATE machine with iffy hardware.
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Re: what was the first linux distro you used

#64 Post by manzana32 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:30 pm

Wow! ancient linux users here.

In 2005 my family had a powerful PC (an AMD 1.8GHz with 1Gb if I remember well) and my young brother usually messed Windows XP up. I got tired of formatting each 2-3 moths, then I decided to try Ubuntu 5.04. It survived for a year! but he finally destroyed it. :frustrated:
However, after that I bought my PC and moved to many other distros.
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Re: what was the first linux distro you used

#65 Post by MarcM » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:52 pm

An Ubuntu, 1997, for interests' sake. Hopped through quite a few, settled on Xubuntu with DockbarX for several years. Moved to MX17-1 recently, happy so far.

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#66 Post by mbooyzen » Sun May 27, 2018 4:03 am

My first was suse 6 if I remember correctly, in the early 2000's. Got the cd's from a friend. Used that and broke it a few times. Never had internet so I had no reference. Then win xp for a year or so until I got a copy of Ubuntu, I think it was 5.10. stayed with Ubuntu (mostly ultimate edition) for a long time, but since I had no internet I seldom updated, and when I did, bad things happened. I have internet now and installed Ubuntu mate 17.10 in the beginning of the year. Some patches and workarounds and all was good for a while. I had a bit of issues with systemD and was looking for something more stable. I downloaded centOS and arch, both in virtual box to get a feel for them. I guess Debian packages was what convinced me to stay on the Debian route. Haven't used anything other than apt for years, never really used rpm's as I hadn't had internet. So while looking for Debian download I somehow saw good things about MX. Read up on MX and decided to give it a go. My first MX is my current 17.1. I am yet to see an issue, and the window manager is somehow growing on me(although I placed everything in the same spot it was on gnome2). So I'm 2months on MX and not seeing a reason to try something else.
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Re: what was the first linux distro you used

#67 Post by karieho » Sun May 27, 2018 4:28 am

Started with Red Hat 4.2 in 1997. Then Caldera OpenLinux, Madrake, Mepis... For a while I used also Best Linux, LBA-Linux and SOT linux. They were the only Finnish distributions .

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Re: what was the first linux distro you used

#68 Post by clicktician » Sun May 27, 2018 9:14 am

MarcM wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:52 pm
An Ubuntu, 1997, for interests' sake. Hopped through quite a few, settled on Xubuntu with DockbarX for several years. Moved to MX17-1 recently, happy so far.
Maybe 2007? Or maybe it was Redhat or Suse that you used back then. I think Shuttleworth created his foundation in 2001, and Ubuntu was first released in 2004. The X,K,L variants came later.
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Re: what was the first linux distro you used

#69 Post by ekeimaja » Sun May 27, 2018 9:28 am

It was Edubuntu in 2005 or 2006 in my primary school. After that some short testings with Ubuntu and Fedora. Now I've been using Ubuntu and Debian, but I will replace Ubuntu with MX soon.
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Re: what was the first linux distro you used

#70 Post by PondLife » Sun May 27, 2018 1:02 pm

Ubuntu 9.10 onward until Unity appeared > SalineOS (Debian+xfce distro) until developer packed it in > Crunchbang until developer packed it in (although Bunsen Labs Helium is now back on an old laptop) > MX14 onward.
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