• What was your first distro?
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What was your very first *nix distro? What version was it? Mine was Ubuntu 9.04. I was 15 years old, and I had used Windows all of my previous life. Back then, setting up a dual-boot was tricky, so I went straight from Windows to Linux. I must say, it was a steep learning-curve, but I'm immensely grateful for my naive decision.
Fedora 12 on my server, realised it was way too bloated for my needs and switched to Arch
Fedora Core 4 [editline]19th October 2011[/editline] Released in June 2005.
ubuntu 9.04
[QUOTE=kaukassus;32861343]ubuntu 9.04[/QUOTE] How was your experience? 11.10 is definitely more user-friendly.
[QUOTE=Soviet_Banter;32861414]How was your experience? 11.10 is definitely more user-friendly.[/QUOTE] ubuntu is much more userfriendly now, but I don't like the unity interface. ( it feels very bloated ) I usually stick with openbox (its very lightweight clean and fast)
Ubuntu something or other last year, then I tried Arch and went back to Ubuntu 11.10 which I'm on now.
[QUOTE=kaukassus;32861960]ubuntu is much more userfriendly now, but I don't like the unity interface. ( it feels very bloated ) I usually stick with openbox (its very lightweight clean and fast)[/QUOTE] I actually enjoy Unity a lot
I actually can't remember, I think it was Suse 10.1. Oh god I was like 10 years old.
When I was learning computers, I had a guy over the internet show me a distro called ProMepis. This is my first time using a linux distro, I've learned to setup Apache on it with FTP. It took 6 hours to install it on a old compaq, this was in 2004. I've had access to suse in 2000 or 2001, hard to remember. But couldn't figure out how to install it, but that's the first linux I've looked into. I was 8-9 years old when I tried to install it :P
SuSe Linux 10.0 Also in 2005 :v:
Ubuntu 9.10. WUBI swag.
I have no idea. I've remember seeing tux on a computer I used in the 90s, so I probably used it back then, but the first distro I remember using was Ubuntu 8.10.
ubuntu 8.04 or something like that
Mine was ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 9.x or so. Might be sticking with 11.10 for full installs, Arch for VM's.
Backtrack 4.
Technically I'd say Mandrake 7.1, but I was only a kid. My first real distro was Ubuntu 8.04.
Kubuntu. Oh God. I was like 11 years old... Oh wait. That was last year.
Ubuntu 8.04
Redhat 5... That thing wasn't even stable yet. Redhat 7 was the first one that actually worked for me without dad coming in and having to discuss terms of use with the damned thing though. I loved Redhat 7. Jeez I was like... I wasn't that old, but I can't remember how old I was.
Some version of Ubuntu. I remember freaking out because I messed up he dual boot :p
[QUOTE=Krazy_snail;32873606]Some version of Ubuntu. I remember freaking out because I messed up he dual boot :p[/QUOTE] Remember, it doesn't matter what order you install it in, but you have to make sure that the drive/partition containing the bootloader isn't seen or touched by windows, cause windows will eat it and it will become a major pain to make dualbooting work.
Oh god, that must've been ages ago, i think it was called Kanotix (a derative of Knoppix?) - found it on a computer magazine CD and got really curious :v:
I tried FreeBSD and Debian before settling with Ubuntu 4.10
[QUOTE=Niteshifter;32865543]I have no idea. I've remember seeing tux on a computer I used in the 90s, so I probably used it back then, but the first distro I remember using was Ubuntu 8.10.[/QUOTE] Probably an old redhat build. Redhat 7 was my favorite... Primarily cause it actually worked and could be used as more than a "hey look what I can do" type thing.
An old version of Fedora(back when it was called Fedora Core) don't remember exactly which one, maybe 3 or 4?
Ubuntu 7.04, though I played with a livecd as well
About a month ago I installed arch on a virtual machine, did some stuff, and overall managed pretty well. Now I'm considering doing an actual installation.
Ubuntu, whatever version they were on in 2005.
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