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Poll: What Was Your First Linux Distro?
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What Was Your First Linux Distro?

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The nominees are:

Arch
Bodhi
CentOS
Damn Small
Debian
Fedora
Gentoo
LFS
Knoppix
Lindows
Mageia
Mandrake
Manjaro
MEPIS
Mint
Novell
openSUSE
Other
PCLinuxOS
Puppy
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Red Hat Linux
Sabayon
Scientific
Slackware
SLS
Sorcerer
SuSE
Turbolinux
Ubuntu
Vector
Yellow Dog
Yggdrasil
Zorin
Conectiva
Linspire
Mandriva

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Old 08-02-2013, 09:23 PM   #196
DLClark777
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Yggdrasil
 
Old 08-02-2013, 09:53 PM   #197
glorsplitz
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coherent in 1993

Last edited by glorsplitz; 08-02-2013 at 09:57 PM.
 
Old 08-05-2013, 02:08 PM   #198
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Ubuntu is my first distro
 
Old 08-05-2013, 02:15 PM   #199
RDBeck
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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, 06:22 PM   #200
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My first real distro was slackware. I moved to RHL in 1995.
 
Old 08-06-2013, 02:23 AM   #201
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SuSE (2005)
 
Old 08-31-2013, 02:04 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, 10:07 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, 03:03 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, 08:14 AM   #205
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Ubuntu 8.10.
 
Old 09-07-2013, 11:40 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, 05:26 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 05:29 AM.
 
Old 09-08-2013, 07:15 AM   #208
onebuck
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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, 10:32 AM   #209
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Slackware was my first and still using it for the past twenty plus years!
 
Old 09-12-2013, 01:36 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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