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Old 01-24-2012
What was your first Linux distribution?

What was the first Linux distribution you tried?

My first was Knoppix, it was pretty good I thought, and it supported my old hardware Image Too bad I couldn't figure out how to install it at the time though.

What about you?
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Old 01-24-2012
Tried a garden variety of distributions, which came to me after a clean up of a government agency that also ventured into deploying linux: openSuse, debian, fedora and slackware.
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Old 01-24-2012
My first distribution, and first introduction to UNIX-like systems in general, was Mandrake. I got it because I could buy the disk at Office Depot or some-such. This was early 2001-ish. Mandrake Linux doesn't even exist anymore, it became Mandriva.

I did the full install and got with it a ridiculous number of programs and a nice GUI for me to web-browse in. I didn't learn much about Linux or shell programming or shell commands or much at all until the day came I wanted to hook up a printer and couldn't. Building myself a new kernel made the printer work, but violated some dependency thing, and the RPM-based installer refused to do anything at all, ever again.

My next one was Gentoo and I had more luck with it.
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Old 01-25-2012
SUSE.
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Old 01-25-2012
Slackware version 0.7 or 0.8, in 1995, as I recall, with release dates help from this page.
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Old 01-26-2012
Suse 4.2 - I did not like it and never tried linux ever again Smilie
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Old 01-29-2012
Solaris 9 when I was still in university, spent one of the sem break learning Solaris and finally took the CX105 test last year. It took 3 months and 10 angry emails before I receive my certification
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