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TheHotBot
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(06-02-2013, 04:33 PM)29a Wrote:
(06-02-2013, 09:36 AM)TheHotBot Wrote: My first *nix distro was Debian back in 1996, then moved to slackware.
I actully have a slackware machine still running from 2003 (have restarted it twice).

when I went to school i used slax on my usb, we could only have windouche so i used my usb where ever i would go.

Me myself is a total slackware fanboy! :)

Today it is slackware, debian and Open/freebsd system that i run.

Cool meng!
So you were using Debian at age 4?

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Yes :)
My dad installed it our computer at the time.
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vompatti
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me jelly

15 characters, me still jelly
zygotb
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(06-02-2013, 07:00 PM)NeoTerra Wrote: Unix from birth!

"Unix from birth!"
That just sounds too good to be true!
How I envy the youth of today, with the web, cell phones, and all the other technological advancements which most of us take for granted.
Someone doesn't appreciate my php generated image!
venam
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I think all of us will initiate our kids when they are young... "We will create some wiz monsters, mwahahahah!"
jmbi
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(07-02-2013, 02:16 PM)NeoTerra Wrote:
(07-02-2013, 04:42 AM)29a Wrote: How I envy the youth of today, with the web, cell phones, and all the other technological advancements which most of us take for granted.

Nah, it's not good. Kids who grew up post 1998 are basically idiots with computers, who first started using computers when dual core processors were the norm. I grew up in the 90's and was able to appreciate old hardware and how to use a computer properly. Kids these days just have no appreciation for actual computing, all they care about is their YouTube and facebook.

90's kids represent!

I second this.
meh
D9u
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(22-02-2013, 04:24 PM)NeoTerra Wrote:
(21-02-2013, 07:44 PM)shix Wrote: Hey, I was born on 1998. :|

You're obviously an exception.

This place has a high percentage of exceptional talent.
Thanks for putting up with me.
BSD is what you get when a bunch of Unix hackers sit down to try to port a Unix system to the PC.
Linux is what you get when a bunch of PC hackers sit down and try to write a Unix system for the PC.
D9u
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Hey, if I can dish it out, I'd better be able to serve some to myself. :D
BSD is what you get when a bunch of Unix hackers sit down to try to port a Unix system to the PC.
Linux is what you get when a bunch of PC hackers sit down and try to write a Unix system for the PC.
eye
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(07-02-2013, 04:42 AM)29a Wrote:
(06-02-2013, 07:00 PM)NeoTerra Wrote: Unix from birth!

"Unix from birth!"
That just sounds too good to be true!
How I envy the youth of today, with the web, cell phones, and all the other technological advancements which most of us take for granted.

Yeah. I envy them a lot. In my "early years" we still had to hear that crazy modem sound dialing up. And the google image search? loading at 56kbit? omg.. it took nearly minutes... Some of you may enjoy these videos:

YouTube - If Google were invented in the '80s...
Mafia
Long time nixers
Dailup was the shit bro, especially when you called someone and all you heard was that horrible noise... priceless.
venam
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Makes me think about those old pay phone.
Mafia
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(25-02-2013, 02:03 AM)NeoTerra Wrote:
(24-02-2013, 08:32 PM)Mafia Wrote: Dailup was the shit bro, especially when you called someone and all you heard was that horrible noise... priceless.

That noise was the internet working.

I know what was haha.
TheShadowFog
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I was like 11 and I used kubuntu.
Zanthas
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I tried Kubuntu when i was 14. First time I actually used it full time was a few years back. I tried Debian Stable.
jcunit
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Last year when I fucked up my computer using the wubi.exe ubuntu installer. I've learned so much since then.
Ippytraxx
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(27-03-2013, 07:13 PM)jcunit Wrote: Last year when I fucked up my computer using the wubi.exe ubuntu installer. I've learned so much since then.

Yeah we're all been there. I screwed up my computer so many times when first installing linux, especially when it comes to partitioning and formatting (dualboot windows). I always either accidentally pick the wrong partition or wipe the MBR.
Mafia
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(27-03-2013, 08:46 PM)Ippytraxx Wrote:
(27-03-2013, 07:13 PM)jcunit Wrote: Last year when I fucked up my computer using the wubi.exe ubuntu installer. I've learned so much since then.

Yeah we're all been there. I screwed up my computer so many times when first installing linux, especially when it comes to partitioning and formatting (dualboot windows). I always either accidentally pick the wrong partition or wipe the MBR.

True that.
D9u
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I started out before the World Wide Web became as ubiquitous as it is now.
I used to access BBS's via dialup on a 14.4 kbit/sec modem.
I was totally enthralled with animated gif porn. :D
BSD is what you get when a bunch of Unix hackers sit down to try to port a Unix system to the PC.
Linux is what you get when a bunch of PC hackers sit down and try to write a Unix system for the PC.
venam
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(28-03-2013, 05:51 AM)D9u Wrote: I started out before the World Wide Web became as ubiquitous as it is now.
I used to access BBS's via dialup on a 14.4 kbit/sec modem.
I was totally enthralled with animated gif porn. :D

D9u always has the best stories ever.
All hail D9u!
zygotb
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(28-03-2013, 02:12 PM)NeoTerra Wrote:
(28-03-2013, 06:07 AM)venam Wrote: D9u always has the best stories ever.
All hail D9u!

Hail!

(in a slow, southern, drawl)
Hell no!

Praise the Lord!
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Hans Hackett
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(28-03-2013, 06:07 AM)venam Wrote:
(28-03-2013, 05:51 AM)D9u Wrote: I started out before the World Wide Web became as ubiquitous as it is now.
I used to access BBS's via dialup on a 14.4 kbit/sec modem.
I was totally enthralled with animated gif porn. :D

D9u always has the best stories ever.
All hail D9u!

Hail!
Me was start using ubuntu when I broke my Windows...
Don't know why, I choose linux which is ubuntu8.04 (If not mistaken)
That time, I was 9
Hans Hackett
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(30-03-2013, 03:47 PM)NeoTerra Wrote: I think almost everyone here started with Ubuntu. If I had to guess, it's probably because the word Ubuntu perks everyone's curiosity, it's such a strange name...

Jaja, I did agree with that. That is a strange name.
D9u
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I used Ubuntu because Canonical was giving away free CD ROM's. Too bad it was using GNOME.
eye
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(31-03-2013, 04:23 PM)NeoTerra Wrote:
(31-03-2013, 01:17 PM)D9u Wrote: I used Ubuntu because Canonical was giving away free CD ROM's. Too bad it was using GNOME.

I remember that, I remember the days when you could order free CD roms from their website.

Yeah good old days. I ordered every 6 months a dozen of those ubuntu CDRoms and was giving them away in the office...
ianski
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I suck, my first time was actually last year with ubuntu 12.10... but still I can't wait for the new release to come out so I can try it and not worry about bug fixes. But yeah, I started coding and using C++, Java, and other things and was totally turned to linux stuff.
Nihility
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It was Ubuntu at first and the rest is - too many to mention
pigpenguin
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I started with Ubuntu hardy heron (8.04) to resurrect my dad's old computer, then I ran some small distribution (the name of which escapes me right now) on a flash drive that I would boot up on school and library computer until they locked them down, then I stopped using Linux for a while, and now Arch.
j0lly
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(21-12-2012, 09:17 AM)Beastie Wrote: Ubuntu 6.x and it sucked so bad I stopped trying for a while then I used backtrack(:3) and then used arch linux then slackware then took interest in BSD, FreeBSD in particular.

This is almost my same route... 6.x Ubuntu was really unstable as primary os on a 2006/7 laptop, i failed hard also because my IT knowledge was very limited. [...] I just muved from arch to debian (crunchbang) for limited time and the feel of unstability of arch.. i would like to try a more lowlevel os like slackware, gentoo or even *BSD but but my (unique machine i have) ultrabook is not the place for test machine... i feel like i need a pretty old pc to test all these educational OSes ;P
venam
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(12-04-2013, 05:29 AM)j0lly Wrote: lowlevel os
these educational OSes
Well, lol at that... Come on!
Please restrain from using vague words that doesn't stands for something particular. (lol again)
dunz0r
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The first time for me was Red Hat 8.0. Roughly ten years ago. Probably a 2.2-kernel if I remember correctly.
I remember I LVMed my two 3.5GB drives to be able to install all the packages, so I didn't miss anything.

After that I went to Slackware 9.1, still have the CD-Rs somewhere.
After a few years of distrohopping, I've landed with Arch on my workstations and Debian or CentOS on my servers.
j0lly
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Mmh, maybe is better to spend some more words on my tought: for lowlevel i ment exactly what u saied: less GUI, less READY-TO-GO out of the box and a more higher knowledge needed to fit these distributions to your needs. can't you agree with this? As a fact, using an OS like gentoo tend to force you learn deeper in the mechanism of your os (like how the fuck ACPI works) at a lower level than a battery applet on ubuntu... that's educational for me