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View Poll Results: What Was Your First Linux Distro?
Arch 1 0.08%
Bodhi 0 0%
CentOS 18 1.50%
Damn Small 5 0.42%
Debian 59 4.92%
Fedora 55 4.59%
Gentoo 9 0.75%
LFS 0 0%
Knoppix 31 2.59%
Lindows 3 0.25%
Mageia 0 0%
Mandrake 115 9.60%
Manjaro 0 0%
MEPIS 10 0.83%
Mint 22 1.84%
Novell 3 0.25%
openSUSE 21 1.75%
Other 47 3.92%
PCLinuxOS 12 1.00%
Puppy 9 0.75%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 13 1.09%
Red Hat Linux 216 18.03%
Sabayon 0 0%
Scientific 0 0%
Slackware 231 19.28%
SLS 11 0.92%
Sorcerer 1 0.08%
SuSE 82 6.84%
Turbolinux 6 0.50%
Ubuntu 178 14.86%
Vector 1 0.08%
Yellow Dog 5 0.42%
Yggdrasil 13 1.09%
Zorin 2 0.17%
Conectiva 4 0.33%
Linspire 3 0.25%
Mandriva 12 1.00%
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:49 PM   #16
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The post by johnsfine above strikes a chord with me because Mepis was the first distro I successfully installed on my own, and the first distro I really used a lot for more than just feeling my way around Linux (although I'm still actually feeling my way around Linux, a lot of the time!). But after running Linspire, I tried a few Knoppix live disks before I found out about Mepis.
 
Old 06-24-2013, 03:01 PM   #17
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It was a long ago version of Red Hat... don't remember the exact version, though. This was way before they started releasing the enterprise vesion.
 
Old 06-24-2013, 03:14 PM   #18
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I tried Ubuntu for the first time in 2009 which I no longer use. Now, I use Fedora and Debian.
 
Old 06-24-2013, 03:34 PM   #19
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I believe it was Red Hat Linux 6.0 "Hedwig" back in 1999. Bought it with book included, at a brick-and-mortar software store. This was the pre-RHEL, pre-Fedora days.
 
Old 06-24-2013, 03:38 PM   #20
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My first distro was Yggdrasil (seem to be the only one so far), but the oldest physical disk I could still find laying around is attached.

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Old 06-24-2013, 03:45 PM   #21
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Libranet.
 
Old 06-24-2013, 03:56 PM   #22
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Slackware in March 1994

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Old 06-24-2013, 04:00 PM   #23
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My first ever installed version of linux was Turbolinux, around 1996-1997 then i did some real work installs with redhat 6 in 1999 and so on... now at home i use mint 15 x64 and Mageia. Two solid distros.
 
Old 06-24-2013, 04:12 PM   #24
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Slackware 10.0 (the last release that included Gnome), in late 2004.
 
Old 06-24-2013, 04:22 PM   #25
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Somebody gave me a disk with Ubuntu on it about 2007. I stayed with Ubuntu until Unity and then I moved to Linux Mint which I like very much. I am now running Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon which I think is brilliant
 
Old 06-24-2013, 04:44 PM   #26
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Slink! Installed with the help of a local wizard, 2 (3?) floppies and a 10 Mb/s ethernet from a pcmcia card.

Last edited by evo2; 06-24-2013 at 07:55 PM. Reason: Hmm, must have been slink, not potato
 
Old 06-24-2013, 04:55 PM   #27
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My first was a retail boxed version of Red Hat Linux from the late '90s, I think it was version 6.0.
Mine was RedHat version 7 purchased from a local newsagency. It would install but never worked. I tried others (Mandrake) after that and they would install but never worked properly. I then come across Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) and everything except the wireless worked out of the box. I researched the wireless issue and installed ndiswrapper and I've been using Linux ever since. Now on Debian but had a brief foray into Linux Mint.
 
Old 06-24-2013, 05:37 PM   #28
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OpenLinux from Caldera Systems, around November of 1999.
 
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:06 PM   #29
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openSUSE 11.2! Sometime in late 2009 when it was fresh, so i'm quite a newbie compared to most of you guys. My Radeon worked only with VESA driver so moving application windows was painfully slow but i didn't care much then, it was whole new exciting experience.
 
Old 06-24-2013, 07:47 PM   #30
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My first operating system was Fedora 8. I actually started in with it because I forgot the admin password on my Windows XP laptop. I had to install something else after attempting to recover the windows sam file via forensic recovery, and failing. Fedora 8 was the OS of choice because it was readily available, and I've been a Linux fanatic ever since.
 
  


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