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View Poll Results: What Was Your First Linux Distro?
Arch 1 0.08%
Bodhi 0 0%
CentOS 18 1.47%
Damn Small 5 0.41%
Debian 61 4.99%
Fedora 55 4.50%
Gentoo 9 0.74%
LFS 0 0%
Knoppix 32 2.62%
Lindows 3 0.25%
Mageia 0 0%
Mandrake 118 9.66%
Manjaro 0 0%
MEPIS 10 0.82%
Mint 24 1.96%
Novell 3 0.25%
openSUSE 22 1.80%
Other 48 3.93%
PCLinuxOS 12 0.98%
Puppy 9 0.74%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 13 1.06%
Red Hat Linux 222 18.17%
Sabayon 0 0%
Scientific 0 0%
Slackware 233 19.07%
SLS 11 0.90%
Sorcerer 1 0.08%
SuSE 84 6.87%
Turbolinux 6 0.49%
Ubuntu 181 14.81%
Vector 1 0.08%
Yellow Dog 5 0.41%
Yggdrasil 14 1.15%
Zorin 2 0.16%
Conectiva 4 0.33%
Linspire 3 0.25%
Mandriva 12 0.98%
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:23 PM   #196
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Yggdrasil
 
Old 08-02-2013, 08:53 PM   #197
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coherent in 1993

Last edited by glorsplitz; 08-02-2013 at 08:57 PM.
 
Old 08-05-2013, 01:08 PM   #198
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Ubuntu is my first distro
 
Old 08-05-2013, 01:15 PM   #199
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Red Hat 7?

I first started using Linux with Red Hat in 2001. I don't recall if it was 6 or 7. I used Fedora Core after Red Hat stopped an official individual distribution. RPM hell and a lot of online correspondents using Ubuntu swayed me to Ubuntu in 2005/2006. I decided to move to Debian in July 2013 and am using Wheezy now.
 
Old 08-05-2013, 05:22 PM   #200
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My first real distro was slackware. I moved to RHL in 1995.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 01:23 AM   #201
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SuSE (2005)
 
Old 08-31-2013, 01:04 PM   #202
Cyberjackal
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Red Hat Linux 7.1 (Seawolf, mid-2001) & Slackware [8.0] was soon after (late 2001/early 2002)
 
Old 09-02-2013, 09:07 PM   #203
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First distro I tried was Lycoris after a PC User magazine had it on one of their cds. The next distro I tried, and used for a decent amount of time was ubuntu; from version 4.10 upwards.
 
Old 09-04-2013, 02:03 AM   #204
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Box set of Red Hat Linux-I think about 5.0. Took me some time to digest, undserstand and configure but have never looked back.
 
Old 09-05-2013, 07:14 AM   #205
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Ubuntu 8.10.
 
Old 09-07-2013, 10:40 PM   #206
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The first distro I did was Ubuntu 9.04 running andLinux over a Windows desktop. The first that I did with a Linux desktop was Ubuntu 10.04 installed with Wubi. Since then I learned how to do a full install of Linux and I now use Slackware 14.0 on a desktop and Slackware current on a laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 on a usb hard drive.
 
Old 09-08-2013, 04:26 AM   #207
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To the five people who said Gentoo was their first distro:


Slackware was my first and still my preference!

Last edited by Sken; 09-08-2013 at 04:29 AM.
 
Old 09-08-2013, 06:15 AM   #208
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Hi,

Slackware was my first and still using it for the past twenty plus years!

I do use some diagnostic & forensic Gnu/Linux but Slackware is my primary OS.
 
Old 09-10-2013, 09:32 AM   #209
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Slackware was my first and still using it for the past twenty plus years!
 
Old 09-12-2013, 12:36 AM   #210
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Knoppix was my first distro, then installed Fedora 3 or 4. I've tried Slackware, Ubuntu, & Peppermint also. Generally only use Slackware or a live distro.

I would like to try Free BSD, and have had to use UNIX for work.
 
  


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