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View Poll Results: What Was Your First Linux Distro?
Arch 3 0.15%
Bodhi 0 0%
CentOS 27 1.32%
Damn Small 7 0.34%
Debian 102 5.00%
Fedora 79 3.87%
Gentoo 11 0.54%
LFS 2 0.10%
Knoppix 45 2.21%
Lindows 4 0.20%
Mageia 0 0%
Mandrake 195 9.56%
Manjaro 3 0.15%
MEPIS 14 0.69%
Mint 57 2.79%
Novell 3 0.15%
openSUSE 46 2.25%
Other 75 3.68%
PCLinuxOS 16 0.78%
Puppy 17 0.83%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 16 0.78%
Red Hat Linux 355 17.40%
Sabayon 2 0.10%
Scientific 0 0%
Slackware 380 18.63%
SLS 22 1.08%
Sorcerer 1 0.05%
SuSE 147 7.21%
Turbolinux 8 0.39%
Ubuntu 330 16.18%
Vector 3 0.15%
Yellow Dog 8 0.39%
Yggdrasil 27 1.32%
Zorin 5 0.25%
Conectiva 5 0.25%
Linspire 4 0.20%
Mandriva 21 1.03%
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Old 05-24-2020, 05:18 AM   #781
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Ubuntu in the mid nineties. It came free in a magazine.
You sure about that?
 
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Old 05-24-2020, 05:01 PM   #782
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My first was linux mint

My first was linux mint, then elementary, i tried debian and then ubuntu too but now i'm on fedora it really makes it easier and a didnt get back to windows anymore either for office or gaming now days i can do all of that on my linux machine, the only thing i cant yet, is make work the repair and flashing smartphones tools of windows that market is really sticked to windows just like itunes except that these programs doesnt run on mac either, thats the only thing a cant do on linux althoght i can only flash simple smartphones roms on linux but for anything ealse i need windows at all i just dont miss it, i hope soon the big companies on the market realize that on linux they have a future too and take the linux desktop systems more seriously. Regards.
 
Old 05-24-2020, 07:58 PM   #783
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Ahem. The oldest, still maintained distribution, is Slackware.
Not the oldest, indeed. When i was searching for my first linux distro i read a few article and understood that debian is most flexible and user friendly. Important fact for me that the most linux servers running on Debian. I think if i will know debian well my job searching will be easier.
Maybe only Red Hat can be equal debian

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Old 05-24-2020, 08:05 PM   #784
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My first was linux mint, then elementary, i tried debian and then ubuntu too but now i'm on fedora it really makes it easier and a didnt get back to windows anymore either for office or gaming now days i can do all of that on my linux machine, the only thing i cant yet, is make work the repair and flashing smartphones tools of windows that market is really sticked to windows just like itunes except that these programs doesnt run on mac either, thats the only thing a cant do on linux althoght i can only flash simple smartphones roms on linux but for anything ealse i need windows at all i just dont miss it, i hope soon the big companies on the market realize that on linux they have a future too and take the linux desktop systems more seriously. Regards.
Debian has admin tools for working with Android devices and can flash smartphone ( for example, remove google, geo apps etc) even better than windows.
 
Old 05-25-2020, 02:16 AM   #785
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What? Ubuntu was released in 2004.
Apologies, my mistake. I confused myself with when I first got a computer ... it came loaded with a floppy disk version of Windows.
It was Ubuntu version 6.06 that came in the magazine.
I'd totally forgotten, thanks.
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Old 05-25-2020, 07:51 AM   #786
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Deleting -- no point.

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Old 05-25-2020, 11:23 AM   #787
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Not the oldest, indeed. When i was searching for my first linux distro i read a few article and understood that debian is most flexible and user friendly. Important fact for me that the most linux servers running on Debian. I think if i will know debian well my job searching will be easier.
Maybe only Red Hat can be equal debian
In your personal opinion and you are entitled to your personal opinion.
 
Old 05-25-2020, 07:18 PM   #788
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Originally started with Ubuntu, have since moved on to Arch.
 
Old 05-26-2020, 11:39 AM   #789
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dbus

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I have thoughts of trying one of the simpler desktops--I know there are some, but I don't have their names at my finger tips. One reason I stuck with kde (well, I liked 3.x under Debian 5.0) was because of the macro capability--can't think of what they call it, but, in the end, I don't use it much, and, iiuc, there is now a generic replacement for it that I assume (I know) works with any desktop.
For the record, the "macro capability" I was thinking of is dbus, or the KDE predecessor of dbus, with a similar name (iirc) -- one letter followed by "bus".
 
Old 05-27-2020, 09:32 PM   #790
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Caldera 1.3
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Centros 5.2
 
Old 05-28-2020, 02:28 PM   #791
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Ubuntu.
 
Old 05-29-2020, 12:42 PM   #792
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Apologies, my mistake. I confused myself with when I first got a computer ... it came loaded with a floppy disk version of Windows.
It was Ubuntu version 6.06 that came in the magazine.
I'd totally forgotten, thanks.
Gael.
No problem.
 
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Old 05-30-2020, 05:32 AM   #793
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red hat 5.2 compiled by my older brother

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Old 06-18-2020, 07:49 PM   #794
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My first distro was Red Hat Linux 6.0 back in 1999, and then Mandrake, SuSe, Fedora, Mandriva, CentOS, SME Server, OpenSuSe, Debian, Knoppix, Ubuntu, LinuxMint and Red Hat Linux Enterprise.
 
Old 06-20-2020, 10:20 PM   #795
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All I can say for certain is that it was early 2000s.
I'm not really sure what the first distro was I tried but I can remember that I installed Ubuntu the first time around 2005-2006.
 
  


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