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#1 LissaValerian

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Posted 24 June 2008 - 12:28 PM

What was the first version/flavor of linux that you ever installed?

Sorry if this is a lame question, I'm just curious how long people have been on the linux path.

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#2 v0id

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 12:30 AM

My first Linux distribution was Debian. I had a really old computer with a pre-installed version of Windows 98, and with a broken CD/DVD-reader and a broken Floppy-reader, so my only choice was use the first Linux Windows-Installer for Debian, as Debian was the first one out with such installer.

Later on, I've burned Ubuntu 7.10 on a disc, and installed it on my primary computer. And Ubuntu is still the distribution I'm using now, though in version 8.04.

I've been thinking about trying a new distribution in the near future. Some of the distributions on my consideration-list are Arch and Fedora, and I've also though about trying out a BSD, like OpenBSD.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 06:07 AM

my first was actually CentOS for some reason, wasnt even using it as a server, then I started to use it as a server and I installed ubuntu.. I like it a lot :)
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 09:38 AM

My first distro ever was PC Linux OS. It's one of the most user-friendly distros out there.
I am deeply thankful to Texstar and the team behind it for the great experience I have had with their flavor.
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Posted 25 June 2008 - 09:51 AM

I first started with Slackware. I believe the version was 3.0 or 3.1. From there I moved to Redhat then Mandrake. What about you Lissa?
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#6 LissaValerian

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 09:12 AM

I first started with Slackware. I believe the version was 3.0 or 3.1. From there I moved to Redhat then Mandrake. What about you Lissa?


I think back in the early 90's I used BSD, then I played around with slackware. Then from there I went to redhat, and I've pretty much stuck with Redhat flavors ever since.

I've installed a few other flavors of linux in one shot installs but never really stuck with them. I pretty much stuck with redhat, fedora, enterprise, etc etc ....

My webhosting server is Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant Update 6). I've got a server here at home that I'm getting ready to rebuild and I'm trying to decide what to put on it. It's an old poweredge 300. Any suggestions?
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#7 rumen

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 03:05 AM

What about SUSE Enterprise or Ubuntu for servers?
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Posted 29 June 2008 - 09:28 AM

What about SUSE Enterprise or Ubuntu for servers?


Thanks, I'll take a look at them. :)

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 11:44 AM

How is Suse Enterprise? Has it been renamed to openSuse?
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