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View Poll Results: In What Year Did You Start Using Linux?
I picked 2004 officially as it was my first (failed) attempt at Mandrake. It wasn't 'til *buntu 6.06 came out that i was successful at gnu/linux. I stayed with them 'til sometime in the 9 series when i started flirting with every distro I could find mentioned. Currently i'm s fan of Debian, Crunchbang, antiX, LMDE, SolydXK ( see a pattern?) and just so I learn non-debian I 'play' with Arch and Sabayon.
My first encounter was unix via a shell account in 1991. My first linux install was in 1995 and was barely usable for what I wanted to do. I returned to linux in 2000 and use it part time. The year linux became very usable at least for me and my full time OS was in 2007.
BTW, why doesn't LQ have a openbsd icon. All i get is a question mark.
Last edited by matrixworld; 08-21-2013 at 05:46 PM.
Spring of 2001. That's when I noticed that there was good enough hardware support for most of my devices and immediately bought SuSE Linux Professional 7.1 from Fry's Electronics on Hamilton Avenue. I spent the remainder of the afternoon trying to configure my IDE Zip drive so I could transfer my files to the newly installed Linux system. I had never used anything at all like Linux or Unix and had absolutely no help whatsoever from anyone. I've been using it ever since.
I started with Slackware 3-3.x ('94-95), then back in Windows. Extra I tested different distros. Finally, my desktop runs Slackware 12, my daughter's laptop runs PCLinux, my laptop runs PCLinux & Slackware in VM (under Windows).
Also, I reintroduced Linux (Mint/PCLinux) and FOSS in my class in 2012.