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>> No.72966757
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slackware from the back of a ``using linux'' book I got at waldenbooks in the mall.

>> No.72966759


The one in the OP

>> No.72966770

Suse 5.2 I think.

>> No.72966775

Now on fedora

>> No.72966792

The Kernel

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>> No.72966804

Ubuntu 12.04

>> No.72966911

Linux is a kernel.
I assume you must mean "GNU/Linux distro"

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>> No.72966938

It's not Linux, it's GNU, the GNU OS from the GNU project.

>> No.72967025

I think opensuse

I got annoyed about yast being a thing and kde trying to put everything in some wallet or something

came relatively late to the whole thing

>> No.72967061

Red Hat 7. Used Ubuntu for ages but I’m back on Fedora for the past year

>> No.72967133

CentOS 7

>> No.72967189

Linux mint 12

>> No.72967294

No, you didn't. Lying on the interwebs is stoopid.

>> No.72967295

I’d just like to interject for a moment. What you’re refering to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/LInux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.

Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called “Linux”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project.

There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.

>> No.72967539
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pic related

>> No.72967602

SuSE Linux 7 and i hated it :)

>> No.72967623

It wasn’t garbage just your school for using shit hardware.

>> No.72967628

based and susepilled. best distro, i only wish it was more popular.

>> No.72967632

this one: >>72966698
in 2003

>> No.72967636

Ubuntu 12.04

>> No.72967642


Ubuntu 9.04
I was 14 years old and got a PC magazine with the installer

>> No.72967647

Ubuntu 5.10

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I miss these based themes. I miss the icons. I miss old kde :( plasma doesn’t come close.

>> No.72967670

Ubuntu 12.04
Dropped it because unity would not run in my old Celeron processor
However after some years of windows I found myself coming back to gnu/linux systems

>> No.72967672
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>No, Richard, it's 'Linux', not 'GNU/Linux'. The most important contributions that the FSF made to Linux were the creation of the GPL and the GCC compiler. Those are fine and inspired products. GCC is a monumental achievement and has earned you, RMS, and the Free Software Foundation countless kudos and much appreciation.

Following are some reasons for you to mull over, including some already answered in your FAQ.

One guy, Linus Torvalds, used GCC to make his operating system (yes, Linux is an OS -- more on this later). He named it 'Linux' with a little help from his friends. Why doesn't he call it GNU/Linux? Because he wrote it, with more help from his friends, not you. You named your stuff, I named my stuff -- including the software I wrote using GCC -- and Linus named his stuff. The proper name is Linux because Linus Torvalds says so. Linus has spoken. Accept his authority. To do otherwise is to become a nag. You don't want to be known as a nag, do you?

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>> No.72967774

my first time was BLACK


>> No.72967849

Crunchbang was based as fuck

>> No.72968069

Makes you realize just how Gay and bluepilled Canonical is lmao. Riding the Diversity train since early 2000s.

>> No.72968082

Debian Raspbian when I got a Rpi3b+

I moved to Debian 10 Buster on my main Desktop because I wound up liking it so much. Ditched the Windows 8.1 I had on it

>> No.72968104

Some ancient KDE distro with the first version of Gaim. Every time i got an IM my sound card would crash. Fun times.

>> No.72968174

ubuntu for a day then uninstalled, used mint the year after that for an hour(people told me cinnamon is better than unity but both are shit).
The just a few months ago i used antergos KDE for a week then Arch and i didn't look back.

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>> No.72968398

slackware because HARDCORE

>> No.72968401

Gnu/linux incels btfo

>> No.72968489

O yeah I remember that. The compiz effects were nifty

>> No.72968510

Konqueror is shit tho

>> No.72968556

Ubuntu, back in line 2010 or so. IIRC it was the first version that had Unity in it, and it was a huge piece of laggy shit that barely worked. So I just used the good old GNOME 2 that came with it instead. I used it on a old Gateway netbook that I found outside on the highway (no joke.)

>> No.72968567

Slackware 3.0 and soon after Slackware 3.1. Moved from floppies to CD. Still have the CD. :)

>> No.72968571

>red hat 6

>> No.72968753
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Arch users could get more work done on a legacy 2007 redhat distro then their i3 anime girl ricing machine.

>> No.72968863

Fedora 24, I think.

>> No.72968913

arch linux

>> No.72969150

isn't alpine linux already compiled just with clang?

>> No.72969196

KDE is significantly faster than GNOME, and Manjaro packages it pretty well. You can always adjust the icon theme later.

>> No.72969223

Red hat that came with a how to linux book sometime in the 90s.

>> No.72969316

The first time I """used""" GNU/Linux was a Knoppix LiveUSB I kept with me.
First time I owned a dedi GNU/Linux box was a headless Debian server
Now I run Arch on my daily driver and Arch for a server

>> No.72969389

Ubuntu 7.10

>> No.72969750

Fedora 4. Never got the wireless working on it lol. Then switched to Ubuntu 8.04 just werked

>> No.72969883

How do I run old software on modern distros?

I found old appimages from 2014 and even they don't work on Ubuntu's latest LTS. It seems every 4-5 years and software breaks reverse compatibility. Most appimages still use some dynamic linking.

How fucking sad?

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>> No.72970023

Suse 8.2
When KDE was good.

>> No.72970830

only comfy distro i used was puppy

>> No.72970845

forgot to add that it was my first distro too

>> No.72970919

Knoppix was the first I ever tried.

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>> No.72971036

ubuntu 18.04
I'm taking a class for it.
afterwards I'll decide on one to use full time.

>> No.72971198

Slackware 3.2

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>> No.72971324

well, technically knoppix but first persistent distro was ubuntu 5.04

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>> No.72971524

Mandrake but I didn't really started using Linux until Ubuntu 7.10

>> No.72971543

Debian Jesse. When the laptop failed I got a desktop computer and put Ubuntu Bionic Beaver on it.

>> No.72971580

Probably Ubuntu 5 something or 6. It would have been around late 2006 early 2007. I remember switching around a lot because I had a lot of problems with a dual graphics card laptop but im pretty sure ubuntu is the first I got working.

The CS lab dual booted windows and fedora

>> No.72971832

Ubuntu 10.10 and it was a piece of shit

>> No.72971851

That one.

>> No.72971886

>How do I run old software on modern distros?
run ldd on it, see what's missing, copy it from an old distro into a folder, write a wrapper script that sets LD_LIBRARY_PATH so the old libraries can be found (eg, ~/oldlibs/, don't mix them in with your new libraries, doubly so if the names are identical)

It's all still a bit of a pain in the ass, but it's doable, and I've done it. It's been a while, though.

>> No.72972361

Fedora core

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>> No.72972655
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I had only knew of unix from IRC, that was how you acquired 'fansubs' in lieu of buying VHS at a convention, then one day...
>spot a box for SUSE at Barnes and Noble, year 2K
>take a knee and unzip backpack
>head for the exit, heart thumping
I thought karma would come into play since the install was spread over multiple disks, and I had never installed an OS before, but I knew I had entered a whole new world the 1st time I booted into LILO.
Milestones from that era for me would be buildin WINE from source and accessing my Windows ME partition from Linux to play my mp3 files. I never booted into Windows ME again, all my games had Linux binaries so I was able to play Q3, Ultima Online, and Half-Life mods (CS < 1.6).
One day my roommate asked to take my PC to a LAN party, and I was just young and naive enough to grant permission. Not everyone had a smartphone and laptop back then, and my PC was a thousand dollar beast.
He never brought the computer back and offered me half a year's worth of free rent in exchange.
Rest is history.

>> No.72972679

Ubuntu 18.04, I only recently switched to Linux after being a Winfag for the longest time

>> No.72972908

Ubuntu 8.04, those free CDs were a based way to hook you up

>> No.72973337

Thank you so much, post your PayPal. I’m going to donate to you.

>> No.72973346

Please tell me that isn't a person. It looks like a fucking sex doll.

>> No.72973351

red star

>> No.72973356

Suse with wiggly windows

>> No.72973449

This is how I started, too. I was in middle school and sick of reinstalling Windows and not being able to customize anything to my liking so I decided to give Ubuntu a try.
Ubuntu -> Debian -> Fedora -> Arch, from 2011 to now.

>> No.72974004

I guess it was slackware. I got it from a magazine at Borders, back when they existed and I went to book stores and magazines had discs in them and I had a disc player.
I remember that it was 2000, I was tired of Windows, and I wanted something else.

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>> No.72974257

Redhat and afterwards Mandrake or Fedora

>> No.72974404

Mandrake cant remember version

>> No.72974418

Fuck anon I wasnt ready, they left my local my almost a decade ago...

>> No.72974486

Suse 9.2
The aesthetic made me feel like, wow
Tfw i will never get to use KDE for the first time again

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>> No.72974654

Suse Linux 6.2 or 6.3, can't recall which of the two. Stickwd with this till 8.x or 9.x then switched to kubuntu, and then like 10 years ago to Arch on desktops.

>> No.72974800

Same. We were using it in my comp sci classes so I bought a piece of shit refurbed hp craptop for $180 and installed it so I could do everything in the same environment.

>> No.72974915

Ubuntu on a 10 inch laptop that i used for highschool, changed to xubuntu, and later changed my daily driver to xubuntu when Windows shat itself and haven't gone back since

>> No.72974921

Corel or Mandrake, can't remember.

>> No.72975399

Redhat 5. Started a samba server on a second partition to play with on a dual katmai board.

>> No.72975440

Ubuntu 10.10, because my dad didn't like unity.

In hindsight he should have used 10.04 because that was an LTS

>> No.72975594

Red Hat version 3 it was in the back of a book i checked out from the School Library.

>> No.72975606

Ubuntu 11.04 I think

>> No.72975613

I miss that version of KDE

>> No.72975671

"muh touch interface" was their excuse for Gnome 3
the fact that it spawned a gorillion forks and distros proved them wrong

>> No.72975680

Ubuntu, not sure the exact version as it was like 5 years ago.

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This might make some of you feel a bit old... Apologies for potato - starts at 5.10 and goes to 9.04

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zipslack, followed by redhat (from an oreillys cd/book)

>> No.72975994

Same here. So many memories. I bought my first programming books there. Too bad they’re long gone.

>> No.72976017

RatHat 5.2 back in early 1999. It was a frustrating mess to get working but fortunately I moved to SuSE soon after which was a lot easier to set up back then.

>> No.72976205

WIndows 95

>> No.72976342

SuSE Linux 7.1 in 2001 I believe

>> No.72976416


I located all shared depedencies with LDD and put then in a folder a while back but I did not give it a wrapper script.

I don't think this will work for older GTK3 versions.

>> No.72976867

Ubuntu, now on arch

>> No.72976910

HP-UX at my pops work pc, installed by myself some Ubuntu that they gifted in CD form at a hacking conference in my hometown. Those were the good days.

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>> No.72977020

Needed to rescue critical data from a disk with PATA interface, giving life to an ancient computer was a bless of an experience

>> No.72977047

Try distros in virtual box

>> No.72977092

elementaryOS Freya

>> No.72977204
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I bought SuSE 6.0 back in 2000. I loved thee printed manual!.

>> No.72977244

i tried redhat 2 first, but it sucked and didn't work on my weird monitor. slackware was much better back then so i switched to that away from redhat "easy to use" garbage.

>> No.72977510

Mandrake Linux that I bought from a local computer store. Funny, my foster dad complained at me about buying it because "Linux was only for businesses". But the fucker believed that 64MB RDRAM acts like 128MB of RAM and that the Nintendo 64 had a 64MB of graphics ram.

>> No.72977529

Slackware 3 downloaded onto 1.44MB disks over 14.4 modem.

Many disks ended up bad. It still installed somewhat okay.

Modem chat scripts caused me to not be online for over a week.

>> No.72977540

I remember having to use that for a while as my main OS during high school because my hard drive broke and I was too poor to get a new one so I just made do without one. Some time later the PSU failed and at that point it was like "guess I should get a new computer"

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Slackware was the first Linux distro I every tried but Debian was the first Linux distro that I used and have never switched. I have installed and tried nearly every Linux distro but always stick with Debian

I hate to say I like Debian because I know there are some cancerous trouble makers slithering around looking to fuck shit up

>> No.72977709

Android if you count that as a distro if not Linux mint and my last Linux distro was zorin os.
i'm now back to windows and everything works again.

>> No.72977769

Knoppix in 2004, KDE blew my mind

>> No.72977857

Baseado e vermelhopilado

>> No.72978125

>VA beach
Hello brother. Did you escape this shithole?

>> No.72978150

knoppix 4

>> No.72979716
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pic related..

i tried before that a few times but this was the first time i got an install to actually work. i was like.. idk, 12?

>> No.72979827

probably older than you

>> No.72979846

i think it was redhat, but i can't remember.
installed it to mess around with, but deleted it shortly after and went back to pirated windows.
i remember the taskbar had a little button you could click to make it slide across the screen and disappear. i thought that was neat.

>> No.72979874

Ubuntu. I liked it well enough but I had trouble doing certain things on it and gave up, mostly because of video games to be honest. I'd probably go back to it if I was less lazy about setting things up.

>> No.72980036

no you're not, kid.

>> No.72980039

Ubuntu 8.x. God damn it was comfy. I want to go back to the 00s. Sans the shit internet speeds.

>> No.72980608

Ubuntu 8.10, I don't give a shit what /g/ thinks.

>> No.72980833

Mandrake Linux

>> No.72982351

PS2 Linux

>> No.72984066

yea that's what I thought, you're not so tough

>> No.72984110
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It wasn't very long before you could enable the same effects in kwin.

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At the time the only fully localized Red Hat based distro. Had to buy the book which pretty much covered everything possible about. Which was nice.

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>> No.72984620

Pre-open SuSE Linux. I didn't use Linux again for 15 years because of how bad the wifi was. I was fucking around as a 13 year old and went back to Linux today because of the absolute state of Windows user space. I'm becoming a GNU+Linux fanatic now that everything that people made fun of Linux users saying back then is becoming more obvious and irrefutably true.

>> No.72984656

>I didn't use Linux again for 15 years because of how bad the wifi was
Linux wifi sucked until they stole BSD drivers. But yeah, there was a time I went from GNU/Linux to FreeBSD on my laptop.

>> No.72985049

Ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

>> No.72985173

I remember trying it for a while, realizing it couldn't run windows executables then uninstalling it, but I was 10. I got into Linux again when I was 15.

>> No.72985225

It's a non-issue for ordinary users.
Most shit people use is in the repo and has been compiled against modern libraries.
Commercial Linux software gets installed in /opt/, brings its own libraries, and gets run with a pre-configured wrapper script to set everything up so you don't need to fuck with it.

This is explicitly for if you've got some ancient shit that for whatever reason can't be recompiled against modern libraries and isn't already just not using the ones that come with the system.

MATE exists.

>> No.72985619

Ubuntu 12.04

>> No.72985702

I installed ubuntu in 2011 when I got tired of windows and it lagged so much I got rid of it and installed Linux Mint instead.

>> No.72985704

Knoppix with old kde in middle school circa 2006

>> No.72985729

Ubuntu 7.04

>> No.72986895

huge mistake

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>> No.72988202

Waldenbooks! Memories

>> No.72988208

What's wrong?

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>> No.72988235

Me too anon.

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>> No.72988759

Ubuntu 16.04. Pls no bully.

>> No.72989005

slackware 2.0

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>> No.72989159

Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

>> No.72989171

First DSL, then Puppy Linux. I had no idea what I was doing but it was much faster than Windows 98 so I was happy.

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