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View Poll Results: What's your skill level?
Absolute Newbie 5 6.58%
Newbie 9 11.84%
Experienced Newbie 20 26.32%
Apprentice 13 17.11%
Intermediate 17 22.37%
Hotshot 3 3.95%
Pro 5 6.58%
Guru 1 1.32%
eXtremist (I live and breath it) 3 3.95%
Voters: 76. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-20-2002, 04:31 AM   #1
X11
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Registered: Dec 2001
Location: Brisie, Australia
Distribution: Slackware 8.1
Posts: 324

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Question The Linux/*Nix Experience


Just a few questions to add that poll.

1)How long have you been working with Linux and other Unix-based OSes?
2) Where did you get most of help and info (tutorials,how-to's, troubleshooting,news,etc) on Linux/Unix-based OSes, before you found out this great site?
3)What was your first Linux distro/ flavor of *nix?
 
Old 04-20-2002, 06:17 AM   #2
chuky
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Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Tarragona
Distribution: Debian Sid, Gentoo
Posts: 18

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1) half a year
2) howtos and forums
3) Red-Hat
 
Old 04-20-2002, 07:10 AM   #3
u02gtt
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Registered: Apr 2002
Location: Scotland
Distribution: slackware 7, muLinux
Posts: 56

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1)S month or so

2)howto's, Linux format magazine, and just messing around seeing what things do (the most)

3)Toms small boot floppy (if that counts) or peanut linux, but peanut would never install properly, and was very slow (installed on DOS) which kinda put me off.

ps - absolute ( i always want to use that but never have a reason to)

Last edited by u02gtt; 04-20-2002 at 07:14 AM.
 
Old 04-20-2002, 10:37 AM   #4
Psycho
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Registered: Feb 2002
Location: Carson City, Nevada
Distribution: Gentoo / SuSE 9.1 Pro (both A64)
Posts: 159

Rep: Reputation: 30
1. About 3 1/2 years at home.
2. Howtos, Linux sites / forums, ldp, /usr/share/docs
3 RedHat
 
Old 04-20-2002, 01:13 PM   #5
trickykid
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Registered: Jan 2001
Posts: 24,133

Rep: Reputation: 199Reputation: 199
1. A little over 2 years, maybe close to 2 1/2 now. Got heavy into it about a year and a half ago.
2. Internet
3. Turbolinux

Last edited by trickykid; 04-20-2002 at 01:14 PM.
 
Old 04-20-2002, 02:06 PM   #6
Syncrm
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Registered: Aug 2001
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Distribution: slackware8+
Posts: 472

Rep: Reputation: 30
1) about a year now
2) my cousin and man pages
3) redhat
 
Old 04-20-2002, 02:19 PM   #7
taz.devil
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Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Wa. State
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 1,261

Rep: Reputation: 45
1.) Couple years, just over 1 year fulltime.

2.) Internet resources & manuals.

3.) I could say that I tried to install Slackware back in '93,
whereas I got it to boot. But my first seriously used distro
was Mandrake 7.0
 
Old 04-20-2002, 02:34 PM   #8
Dutch3
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Registered: Feb 2002
Location: UK
Distribution: Mandriva
Posts: 179

Rep: Reputation: 30
1. 18 months
2. Websites/forums/Linux mags
3. Tried Suse, went on to Red Hat, settled with Mandrake.
 
Old 04-20-2002, 04:21 PM   #9
DMR
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Registered: Jun 2001
Location: Fairfax, California
Distribution: RH 9.0, RH 7.3, Mandrake 8.0
Posts: 986

Rep: Reputation: 30
1. About 2 years; but unfortunately not full-time
2. man pages, howtos, system docs, some printed material, a ton of web sites; ldp and linuxnewbie.org in particular.
3. Redhat 6.2
 
Old 04-20-2002, 04:37 PM   #10
safrout
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Registered: Mar 2002
Location: egypt
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 457

Rep: Reputation: 30
Talking meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

1) 5 month
2) internet and friends
3)mandrake 8.1
 
Old 04-20-2002, 04:53 PM   #11
jpweston
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Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Sacramento, CA
Distribution: Slackware 8.1; Debian 3.0
Posts: 222

Rep: Reputation: 30
1) 4 years
2) Linux.org, Linuxdoc.org
3) Slackware / AIX

j.
 
Old 04-20-2002, 06:29 PM   #12
pbharris
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Registered: Apr 2001
Location: chicago, IL
Distribution: debian, redhat
Posts: 280

Rep: Reputation: 30
7 years
playing around
redhat, debian
 
Old 04-20-2002, 06:43 PM   #13
Glock Shooter
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Registered: Jan 2002
Location: Riverside, CA
Distribution: Slackware Convert!!
Posts: 210

Rep: Reputation: 30
3 months
book "Using red had linux"
Red Hat
 
Old 04-20-2002, 08:02 PM   #14
trusouthrnplaya
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Registered: Jun 2001
Location: (Cashville) Nashville, TN
Distribution: CentOS 4.0, Slackware 10.2,
Posts: 223

Rep: Reputation: 30
1) 1yr 1/2
2) by askin questions
3) Mandy (Mandrake 7.2)
 
Old 04-20-2002, 11:33 PM   #15
Half_Elf
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Registered: Sep 2001
Location: Montreal, Canada
Distribution: Slackware; Debian; Gentoo...
Posts: 2,163

Rep: Reputation: 45
1)Something like 6 to 8 month
2) Linux Questions and a Guru I know personnaly
(but like all Guru he likes to answer my questions with another question)
3)Slackware... It was too hard, I tried Mandrake shortly after. 3 weeks later I was disgusted, came back to Slack.



NB:Who is the "Extremist" ? Is that you Trickykid?
 
  


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