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Old 03-16-2019, 08:01 PM   #1
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Debian Throwback

This has been a couple weeks in the making. I found an old Debian GNU Linux book upon spring cleaning. And to my surprise the CD's were also there. "I wonder" I thought to myself, and sure enough after some tweaking and tuning and reinstalling. I did!
Enter Debian Sarge 3.1. The first Linux distro I installed waaaay back in 2005 when I got into Linux. Just figured I would share a screen shot and ask, What was your first Linux distro?
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Old 03-16-2019, 08:09 PM   #2
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Slackware v. 10, April 2005.
Old 03-16-2019, 09:23 PM   #3
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Mine was Ubuntu 6.04 I think then Slackware 12.2
Old 03-16-2019, 10:21 PM   #4
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Red Hat something or other from a CD in an Australian computer magazine, ca. 2000. The CD also contained BeOS 5. Never did anthing apart from installing it.

My first serious encounter with Linux was Debian, perhaps four years later, on an HP Omnibook that served as home router.
Old 03-16-2019, 10:33 PM   #5
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Debian 3.0 Woody, and Mandrake.
Still got Debian Lenny on my old laptop, it's 2.6.26 kernel was the last kernel I could build a modified wifi driver for injection.
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Old 03-17-2019, 04:08 AM   #6
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Red Hat 6, cli only.
Old 03-23-2019, 06:21 AM   #7
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I'm a relative newbie, Ubuntu 16.04. I don't have any screenshots of my old setup to hand unfortunately.

Seeing as this is a Debian subform, I'll post the oldest Debian screenshot I can find [not that old at all in comparison to those here]. I moved to Debian six weeks after starting with Ubuntu.
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Old 03-23-2019, 06:34 AM   #8
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Red Hat 4.1 Not RHEL, the original 4.1 from before there WAS an RHEL or Fedora.
But before that I had run COHERENT, SCO, HP-UX, AT&T SYS-V, IBM's AIX, CP/M, MPM-II, every version of MS-DOS, every version of IBM-DOS, and a few other things as well. Not starting from a blank slate.
Old 03-23-2019, 06:50 AM   #9
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S.u.S.E. Linux 5.0

meaning: “Software und System-Entwicklung” (“Software and System Development”). Quite a dumb name.., when compared to SUSE.., I venture.., or Suze.

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Old 03-23-2019, 11:32 AM   #10
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Zipslack 8 was my first foray into Linux, closely followed by RedHat 4.2 & 5.0, & Debian 2.1 - all commandline systems!

Then in 1999 I went full time Linux.
Old 03-23-2019, 11:42 AM   #11
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2005 was around the time I first started off with Linux (or thereabouts), although while I *think* it was Ubuntu (from memory) that was my "first" distro. But I had already been using Windows and before that, MS-DOS before I even knew what Linux (or UNIX) even was. Funnily enough, it was the network admin at a school/college I was doing a course at, that introduced me to Linux (who uses FreeBSD himself, from memory).

But shouldn't this thread be in the Linux - General forum, as it's not really about Debian itself per se.
Old 03-23-2019, 12:14 PM   #12
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Started about 16 years ago with tomsrtbt and Pygmy, bought Red Hat 6, Mandrake, finally got things working after trying Ubuntu Breezy, Puppy 2 (with the same version of Linux kernel) DSL, then finally finished migrating from Windows with Xubuntu 7.

Eventually settled on Debian and was quite happy with it until 8 came out.
Old 03-24-2019, 07:36 AM   #13
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I got serious with Debian 5 Lenny after time between Ubuntu 6.06 and Linux Mint 3.0 - A note about the screen shot, I'm using mate-desktop forked from original gnome, the default install doesn't look all that different. (good or bad)
Old 03-27-2019, 04:53 PM   #14
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Wow that's cool!

the first gnu/linux OS i installed (with help from a friend) was slackware 13.1
the first one i installed on my own was Linux Mint 10 or 11, dont remember which
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Mandrake which didn't get too far, then ubuntun when it first came out and then mint Bea and on up, to bodhi 3 up to current 5 and recently 1 laptop running debian 9.8.


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