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View Poll Results: How Old Are You?
Age Less Than 10 0 0%
Age 10 - 19 3 0.83%
Age 20 - 29 71 19.72%
Age 30 - 39 103 28.61%
Age 40 - 49 80 22.22%
Age 50 - 59 66 18.33%
Age 60 - 69 31 8.61%
Age 70 - 79 5 1.39%
Age 80 - 89 1 0.28%
Age Greater than 89 0 0%
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:18 PM   #91
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Registered: Apr 2007
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
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I started with Slackware when I was 28, now I'm 48

Old 08-15-2013, 06:27 PM   #92
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Registered: Jun 2006
Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware 14.0
Posts: 8

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34 here. First Slackware version was 10.1 somewhere in 2005-2006, although I have a nice Walnut Creek copy of 3.0 courtesy of my dad. I've been kind of love/hate with Linux it the past, gave up on Slackware at 12, gave up on Ubuntu once Canonical replaced Gnome with Unity (hurrrl!), gave up on Mint because it got boring, and have now returned to Slack.

Hopefully here to stay this time.
Old 08-16-2013, 12:14 AM   #93
Registered: Dec 2010
Location: Nevada
Distribution: Slackware
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I started with slackware back about version 3 or 4, not sure
which one. Back in those days we used floppy disks on
the very first issues, I don't think we even had X
windows. I can remember at some point having to buy
some extra program to get X windows installed. Also I
can remember having to change code and recompile the
kernel to get my CD disk drive to work. Back in those
days, the CD drives were not standard, everyone used
their own protocols. It has come a long way. I tried
some other linux versions, Red Hat, SUSE, maybe
Debian, and Ubuntu. Slackware is what I always came
back to. I like the fact that it does not try to be
Windows. That is what I finally did not like about
SUSE, it tried to automate everything and in the process
the user has no idea what is going on, and when it does
not work we are totally lost. It is better keeping the
old methods, that way you have to learn a few things, but
at least then you have a chance to figure problems out.

I am not sure how old I was when I started using Slackware,
but I think I was probably about 60. I am now 76 still
using it.

Last edited by EldonCool; 08-16-2013 at 12:18 AM.
Old 08-16-2013, 09:57 AM   #94
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Registered: Mar 2006
Location: Monterrey, México
Distribution: Slackware64 14.1
Posts: 20

Rep: Reputation: 2

41 , slacker since 10.0
Old 08-16-2013, 11:40 AM   #95
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Brasil
Distribution: Slackware_Cur-64_mult
Posts: 433

Rep: Reputation: 30
I'm 64 years old
Old 08-17-2013, 10:21 AM   #96
Registered: Feb 2009
Distribution: Slackware, Arch
Posts: 519

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21, though I've been using Debian/Ubuntu for a few months (thought it would be easier to use Steam).
Getting fed up with it, though, so I'll probably be installing Slackware-current soon.
Old 08-17-2013, 12:03 PM   #97
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Poland, Poznan
Distribution: Slackware current
Posts: 205

Rep: Reputation: 17
52 and slacking since version 8 or 9 . . .
Old 08-17-2013, 02:36 PM   #98
Registered: Aug 2005
Location: Fountain Valley, CA / Thailand
Distribution: Slackware64® 14.0
Posts: 982

Rep: Reputation: 94
Just turned 48 but the mind of a 28 yr old.
Old 08-17-2013, 02:50 PM   #99
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Asuncion, Paraguay, South America
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 110

Rep: Reputation: 18
42 years old, about to turn 43 next month. Got introduced to Slack in ca. 2000, began to use it exclusively since 2002. Never looked back.
Old 08-17-2013, 06:50 PM   #100
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Registered: Jun 2013
Location: Ferndale, MI 48220 USA
Distribution: Slackware/Debian
Posts: 1

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I'll be 47 in a few weeks but some days I feel more like 97.

Old 08-17-2013, 08:49 PM   #101
Registered: May 2009
Distribution: Slackware64-14.1
Posts: 132

Rep: Reputation: 16
14.0 64bits
Old 08-18-2013, 05:28 AM   #102
Registered: Mar 2012
Location: Italy
Distribution: Slackware+Debian
Posts: 318

Rep: Reputation: 80
25, slacker since slackware 7.0
Old 08-21-2013, 05:42 AM   #103
Registered: Jul 2012
Location: Germany / München
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 52

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24 already
Old 08-21-2013, 10:18 AM   #104
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: Malta
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
Posts: 489

Rep: Reputation: 89
I am 45.

I disagree with those that recommend Slackware is for a particular type of users. Anyone who needs cronjobs to remind him/her of the due medication can use Slackware :-)
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:47 PM   #105
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Registered: Jan 2007
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 5

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53 here. Been using Slackware since 43.
My daughter is 13, and she's been using it since she was 3.


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