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  • Mine was SuSE 8.1 Personal (in the Box with the manual and all the other goddies).

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    • gnoppix !

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      • Korora Beta (Live CD that had proprietary graphics drivers installed) ... ... Joke! Seriously though I started with Gentoo in 2002. I downloaded it over dial-up, used most of my savings to pay the telephone bill. Ubuntu after they launched "ship it".

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        • I've ran at least a half dozen kinds, Solaris was too different from the rest and had a learning curve but at least it "shipped secure by default", the BSDs were like that but yet another curve to learn. I've been as far out as BackTrack/Kali and as far in as Fedora but I always return to were I started - Debian (I like it upstream). I used to run a few different versions at the same time under a Virtual Manager (either VMWare or VBox) to test/compile GCC.

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          • I staretd off with a floppy disk based one, called minix; then went to linux when kernel 0.99pl7 was kick ass (e.g. slackware).


            I also used yggdrasil, redhat, fedora, debian etc but all the times got back to opensuse.

            For work, we're using RHEL and SLES. The latter is better integrated, better tooled and better supported. AMongst other positive things that stack up easily against RHEL.

            and not to forget -- I do also check out the *BSDs, the debian derivates and all are one way or the other for me not a good choice.

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