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Old 03-04-2004, 07:13 AM   #1
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What is Your 1st Linux BOX?


I just wanna know what is the 1st linux Box you own.?
redhat,suse,mandrake,phatlinux,or plain linux kernel on a system.

voice out guys and gals.

my 1st linux box is redhat 6.2 from that i jump to currently using redhat9 kernel 2.6.3


what will be the last linux for you?
 
Old 03-04-2004, 07:15 AM   #2
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mandrake 8.1 > mandrake 9.1 > slackware 9.0 > slackware 9.1 current.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 07:22 AM   #3
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Well technically the first linux box I had wasn't mine. I worked at a computer lab at school and one night when my boss wasn't around I installed RedHat 7.3 without grub so nobody would be a wiser unless they had my boot disk which was locked in my drawer. Then I installed RedHat 8.0 on and old Acer 100mhz. Then it was RedHat 9.0 on my Toshiba laptop. Then I built my own desktop and installed Gentoo. Then I picked up and old 500mhz machine and threw Slackware on it. Then I installed Fedora Core 2 Test 1 on it. Then it was back to Gentoo.

No and then!
 
Old 03-04-2004, 07:35 AM   #4
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Copam 486SX, 16MHz overclocked to 20MHz running Slackware, installed from floppies since the computer didn't have a sound card. Horrible memories and scared me a bit.

Returned to Linux later on a P120 and managed to install KDE 1 beta1 from source - a great achievement for me as a newbie. Haven't looked back since, and I install Linux on all computers I get my dirty little hands on, not only IBM compatible PC's.

Mostly running Gentoo and Debian now, never been a big fan of Redhat/Mandrake/SuSE.


Håkan
 
Old 03-04-2004, 07:47 AM   #5
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P133mhz with 32MB EDO RAM, 2MB Trident Video Card... and so on... running TurboLinux back in 1998.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 09:17 AM   #6
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My first Linux Distribution is SUSE 7 Live-File System. The first Distribution I actually installed on my PC was Storm Linux 2000.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 09:42 AM   #7
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Zipslack 8.1 > Zipslack 9 > Slack 9
All on the same Duron 750/64mb ram.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 09:55 AM   #8
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Suse 7.3--->Slackware 8---->Mandrake 9.1----->Debian----->Gentoo
 
Old 03-04-2004, 10:26 AM   #9
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Back then i used Redhat 6.2 on my 1st pc that is Acer Aspire which is

150MHz intel inside pentium propcessors,
16mb ram.
1.7gb hard disk driver dual boot with window.

back then it is a dam expensive computer.

the 1st time i got the RH6.2 dosent work quite well for my pc back then coz no sound card detected and it graphic driver that only support very low amount of colors.
after successfully dualboot RH6.2 i've played around a little bit and dont know what to do and how to use it coz i'm from a windows world. then i abandoned linux for few years and then now i'm running redhat9 and its a great distro.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 11:04 AM   #10
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My dad still has an Acer Aspire. P75 with 8mb ram. And it cost a fortune. Wonder how much the high-end stuff costed back then.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 11:08 AM   #11
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Quote:
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My dad still has an Acer Aspire. P75 with 8mb ram. And it cost a fortune. Wonder how much the high-end stuff costed back then.
Over time most prices haven't changed but computers are getting faster and smaller but prices stay steady until recent years where you can get machines now for 300 to 500 type price ranges.

We bought a p166 with 16mb of RAM back in 1995 which was pretty much top of the line desktop for about $1600 from what I remember. Today its still running with all the original parts.. except the cdrom and floppy which I have taken out.

Cheers..
 
Old 03-04-2004, 11:10 AM   #12
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Well in recent years the price plummeted. That acer costed 2 grand. Wonder if he got ripped off.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 11:17 AM   #13
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Well in recent years the price plummeted. That acer costed 2 grand. Wonder if he got ripped off.
For that time of day he bought it.. most likely not. Though that computer he could probably by now for $100 bucks altogether, even those who bought the pIII 500mhz for $1500 just a few years ago you can now get for several hundred or less now even.

Think of the poeple who spent literally a thousand or more when the first 500meg hard drives came out.. now you can buy them for a dollar or more on eBay..
 
Old 03-04-2004, 11:21 AM   #14
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My first serious Linux install was on a HP Vectra 486DX-33 with 8MB of RAM and a 170MB hard drive, and the distribution was Slackware 3.2. I still have that box, by the way, running as a firewall (all fans ripped out, and the hard drive turns off after boot), but it is upgraded to a DX/2-66 and 20MB of RAM, and is running a system thrown together the old-fashioned way.

I must say it's a remarkably reliable system, it's been running 24/7 without fans for nigh on two years now without failure. And it was quite heavily used in its several years of service before that, too. Nothing in common with the crappy later Vectras, with cheapo hard drives and power supplies failing like thrice a week (ok, slight exaggeration).

Oh, and I haven't seen anything capable of displacing Slackware as my system of choice yet.

/Odie

Update: That system crapped out on me last year, after over four years of 24/7 service (and over a decade of active use).

Last edited by OdieQ; 01-19-2007 at 04:59 AM.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 11:21 AM   #15
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@tricky
Well your better one costed 400 less. I don't think the price changed that fast. It had Win95 on it, so it couldn't be much earlier than '95.

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