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  • Michael
    started a topic What Was Your First Linux Distribution?

    What Was Your First Linux Distribution?

    I just thought I would ask what your first Linux distribution was that you ever tried.

    My first distribution that I used way back when was Mandrake.

  • roelandjansen
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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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  • JustRob
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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.

    If you came to this Thread looking for ideas/suggestions visit: https://distrowatch.com/ .

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  • Jabberwocky
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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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  • sarfarazahmad
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    gnoppix !

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  • KrallDennis
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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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  • killerbot
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    As far as I remember, my first personal linux distribution was Ubuntu (when I had my own computer)
    But before, we also used Linspire, Knoppix and Mandrake :P

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  • aht0
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    Red Hat 5.6 (non-Enterprise)

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  • ManganMan
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    As far as I remember, it would be Knoppix 3.

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  • F1esDgSdUTYpm0iy
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    Quite some time ago, over 10 years or so, I started out with Gentoo; mostly for its fairly in-depth, over the top, off-the-wall installation back then. Just seemed cool to me. Ultimately, I did not use it for long though. When I went back to Linux, I first tried Ubuntu for a while before ultimately settling on one of its flavours, Xubuntu.

    Which I am very happy with.

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