First Time you used 'Linux' ? - GNU/Linux
Derby
Embarrassingly I only started using Linux in 2008. Computer Science degree at the University of Liverpool, I think they used Red Hat Linux?

I didn't have it on my own computer until 2009 when I installed Ubuntu 9.04 on a partition of my desktop and shortly after started playing with BackTrack on the side to fuel my infosec desires. I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 when that was out but decided I was prepared to try Arch mid 2010, it all worked fine but designing the desktop etc wasn't my thing so I decided to revert back to something a little simper - Debian.

I have been using Debian/BackTrack until recently when my Debian partition decided to fail so now I'm basically only using Kali Linux as my main Interest is in security and penetration testing. In before BackTrack/Kali hate too! ;)
zygotb
(03-09-2013, 09:43 AM)Lux Wrote: Embarrassingly I only started using Linux in 2008. Computer Science degree at the University of Liverpool, I think they used Red Hat Linux?

I didn't have it on my own computer until 2009 when I installed Ubuntu 9.04 on a partition of my desktop and shortly after started playing with BackTrack on the side to fuel my infosec desires. I upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 when that was out but decided I was prepared to try Arch mid 2010, it all worked fine but designing the desktop etc wasn't my thing so I decided to revert back to something a little simper - Debian.

I have been using Debian/BackTrack until recently when my Debian partition decided to fail so now I'm basically only using Kali Linux as my main Interest is in security and penetration testing. In before BackTrack/Kali hate too! ;)

There's no need for embarrassment regarding when you began using some software...
What matters is that you've embraced *nix systems in place of proprietary systems which may, or may not, have backdoors coded into the system(s.)
venam
(03-09-2013, 11:43 PM)zygotb Wrote: ... *nix systems in place of proprietary systems which may, or may not, have backdoors coded into the system(s.)
That's quite a vague answer you've got there.
hazeldf
1 year after I got my first laptop (If I remember accurately it was 2010).
My first linux just DSL
alemajack
My first Linux distro was "mandrake Linux"... 2001/2002 i'm not sure. After this i had slackware, now archlinux... It's now 6 years that i'm "Win" free :D
pvtmert
I was started fist by hearing Pardus (which was developed by TUBITAK / the scientific and technological research council of turkey then turned into debian derived shit) 2008.2 version of it. Summer of 2008...
Then returned to Windows because i needed office and such for elementary school homeworks (i wasn't know Openoffice back then)...
Used backtrack 3 & 4 from live usb with persistence in usb drive... When i got nice pc and had nice internet connection i stopped using it... (because of i dont need it)
I really went deep into gaming and such, where i learned programming logic and such by test&error way... I was using wordpad (such a noob thing)
Then i started to die from boredom (same people same guns etc) and I always have been had slax on my usb but never used it actually, generally helping other people about viruses / data loss etc. Also heard a lot of Ubuntu thing (i never liked sound of its name). I started to boot into slax when i'm not playing, messing around and discovering things (as i did in the beginning which boosts your curiosity) And then installed ubuntu (Because slax 7x was not installable and my research gave me nothing)... But ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 were kind of broken by itself, i was braking something 2 times a day atleast... Then i come up with a idea that copies and pastes whole system... (2013 - may)
I created a bash script to copy whole system on-the-fly and write mbr mark partition as active format it with ext3-4 etc. I installed slax over ubuntu.
That computer is broken since 2013 - oct. I'm using VAIO - VPC-W netbook, installed slax on it, using custom kernel, custom desktop (2bwm and bar and feh are enough) and im happy with it :)
Thats my story guys... :)
Code:
Slax 7.0.8 (32-bits + PAE)
----- BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
Version: 3.1
GE/CS/CM/S d+@ s-:- a--- C++++(++) UL+++ P+ L+++ E?() W+++(++) N? o? K- w+
O M-- V- PS+ PE Y? PGP- t+ 5? X++++(+++) R- !tv b+ DI? D- G e- h+ r-- z--
------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
pizzaroll1
In about 2005, I installed Debian on an old PC I had lying around at the behest of one of my friends who assured me that installing GNU/Linux would change my life. Since I was busy with other things, I didn't bother learning how to use my Debian box or anything about Unix-likes until I had to fix a laptop which wouldn't boot, which is when I learnt about live CDs. Naturally, having used a tool to do something useful (rather than just being walked through an installation), I wanted to learn more. Over the years, I discovered more and more about BSD, GNU, Linux and so on.

During my distro-hopping phase a year or two ago, I went from my trusty Debian to Fedora, then to Arch, then Gentoo, then Arch again, then I realised that I had it right the very first time and went back to Debian. I don't know why I still have them around, but I have a few PCs with Slackware on them, but that wasn't because of nostalgia, it was because I wanted to see what all the nostalgia was about. I ended up learning how to use pkgsrc, which was great fun, if a little annoying to set up for the first time on something which isn't NetBSD.
my website: kaashif.co.uk




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