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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.
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