How long have you been using Linux for?

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  1. Kyle1420

    Kyle1420 Registered Member

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    one month :D

    and i am happy to have done it
     
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    Ever since I got dsl...back in the fall of 2005. And, yes, things really have changed since then. I painfully remember well "dependency hell".

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    Ten months straight, the longest stretch I've ever used Linux for, although I also use Windows as well.
     
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    Used Linux for a few years whilst I was at Uni, around 1997.
    Then used Ubuntu on at-least one machine since 2007.
    Also been using Linux in work since 2013 :)
     
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    I have been using Ubuntu only since 6.06 but I also have to use Windows at work because everyone use MS Office, and OpenOffice/LibreOffice has big compatibility issue.
     
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    Will be a year in August. I have been faithful to one distro for about 7 months now.
     
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    Been using linux off and on since around 2005 I guess.. I spend more time in linux as the months and years go by. Now I'm probably 95% linux, 5% Win 7...
     
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    Kingsoft Office is your savior
     
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    Thanks.. tried it before, although it's much better than LibreOffice (in terms of compatibility with MS Office), there still appears to be some incompatibilities. However I agree, it's the best we can get on Linux right now, for a locally installed Office suite with good compatibility.
     
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    There of curse is free office online with basic functions that most people will be satisfied with, especially college students.
     
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    You are absolutely right!
    Good news for us Linux users who have this need of using MS Office.
     
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    Ach, one for the fading memory banks! I think, around 1996 for RHL, before it got really commercialised. Also went through Suse and Debian, but prefer LM to Ubuntu.

    For those who like real vintage stuff, I used a Multics system at Uni (and PDP-11s, punched cards and all that), plus AIX, Solaris, BSD, Xenix on a little 386 computer around 1990, and SCO Unix with Ingres. Some installed from around 60 floppy disks!

    I think the capabilities and ease of use of the modern distros are outstanding - though I'm luddite enough to prefer the days of batch processing and command line - I dislike having to sit in front of computers.
     
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    Tried several distros before discovering the majesty of Arch Linux. It's been ~8 months now and still going strong.
     
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    Arch is hard to use for us Linux newbies. Ubuntu is my choice in this sense.:thumb:
     
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    Could we merge these topics or even make a Sticky in all things Linux.
     
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    I think the smoothest progression is Ubuntu --> Linux Mint or Netrunner --> OpenSuse --> Debian
    Each gives progressively more challenges.
    I love debian for low resource usage/stability/huge library.
     
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    Manjaro 0.8.1 is based on Arch but a lot easier to install and use. I used it a bit recently, and other than a few glitches and bugs (like most all Linux distros), I really liked it and imaged the final installation. It runs very fast and efficiently.
     
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    I don't really think there is much progression/benifit to be had from choosing a more difficult to use distro. It's all the same, you're just making it harder on yourself... imo
     
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    I guess it really depends on how far one wishes to go – if you want to know the ins and outs of Linux – one probably should tackle the more difficult distros to understand how Linux works.

    I'm too lazy (and disinterested) to go beyond just using a distro – Manjaro\Openbox has been my biggest challenge to date.

    I once had a go at installing Gentoo in Virtualbox – and gave up. For me it was like messing with voodoo science.
     
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    How long? Around twenty two years now. My first was Yaggdrasil, I soon migrated over to Slackware. I am posting this from a Slackware machine.
     
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    Why so many 10-20 year old linux users use slackware? Any adventage over Debian/Centos - lol I know it's a noob question but I still wonder.
     
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