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Yeah, for me it startd with a Slackware, sometimes at -94 or -95..
..And though I still have Win.... installed, I mostly use Linux..
(Well, as everybody knows, there's STILL not enough game-coders for Lnx out there..) Shame..
And sammy, If you run into a problem with linux, don't throw it away
It "probably" can be fixed someway...
Well I would say that double_oh_sammy and twan might not be totally correct, because it's only taken me since last june (2002) to get an almost fully functionalbe desktop system up and running, double booting mandy 9.0 and xp home.
Though I will admit that is because I still have too much wind0w$ dross stuck in my brain (and I'm a bit of a f**kwit, when it comes to matters IT).
But I am getting my head round it, though I have yet to find a decent beginner level linux book, or "proper" documentation (i.e. stuff produced by the app developers themselves) - they seem to have forgotten what it's like to be in a position of ignorance, but it doesn't matter how much I scream at my monitor when things aren't going right, I forgive them, I would/could/might eventually be, in the same position, but am working hard not to!
well, I started with Freesco for a firewall at home... I so incredibly impressed by the gains in online gaming performance when going to a Linux-based router from a Windows-based router, I immediately fell in love with Linux.. then the utter control I had with the console just made me ecstatic. From there I moved onto Mandrake 8.2.. needless to say I was forced to learn alot... then I moved onto Mandrake 9, which was a dream... then I did something more frustrating than I had ever done in the IT field, but I thank myself everyday for doing it: I installed Mandrake 9 on my work laptop and FORCED myself to make Linux my sole OS... after learning the very many things that that task required, I was encouraged to try Slackware... I forced myself yet again on another endeavor to make Slackware my main distro, and it has paid off.. I know use Slack8.1 on my work laptop and as my file/print server at home... I use gentoo on my gaming rig (what an awesome distro!!!), and am going to convert my wife over the Mandrake 9 in the near future.... heck, I haven't touched a Windows OS at home in weeks! I only touch Windows here at work to fix someone's pc with it on it, or to use Terminal Services... but as far as personally, I solely use Linux at home and at Work!
I'm sorry for the book, but I absolutely love Linux!! It has changed my life, and given me something to really fight for!! :-D