My intro, a little late

Guess I’m a little overdue on doing this, but it happens. I’ve been using/experimenting with Linux for a long time…as in Red Hat 7.0 long. Yeah, 2.2 kernel, some of you guys don’t know just how good you’ve got it these days. :slight_smile:

After messing with Red Hat, trying Mandrake, which was supposed to be "Red Hat but easier (and it was…relatively), I explored the Debian distros and realized why APT was awesome at the time. But I sort of ended up on SuSE until Ubuntu came out and made Debian “just work.” Somewhere in there I did a Gentoo compile, booted up, logged in, congratulated myself, and then reformatted. :smiley:

Took me a little while to find the Arch family, plus I’m a sysadmin, and sysadmins are trained to not trust rolling releases and to put their faith in the first service pack, etc etc. Accomplished an Arch install using the wiki, again congratulated myself, and decided it takes too long to do each install…that’s a factor for me because I clearly do a lot of installing. Garuda was close, Arcos was close, but Endeavour really feels like the “just right” distro for me, it’s clean out of the box, but not so clean that I have to do a ton to get it set up. The tools and settings I need to do my setup are there already, and it doesn’t overload with options like Arcos, or overload you with packages like Garuda. So I’d like to welcome myself home. :slight_smile:

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Welcome to the forum!

Welcome @npaladin2000 !

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Good joke, and welcome @npaladin2000!

Welcome to the forum @npaladin2000 :enos_flag: :partying_face:

@npaladin2000
Is the Paladin in your user name referring to the “Have Gun will Travel” Paladin?

Welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy your time here.

Pudge

Nope, Magic the Gathering reference. :slight_smile:

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Welcome to the forum @npaladin2000

Welcome home.
After I have been on Linux since Susie 7.x in 2000 and been distro hopping for a year (tried almost every nix), since 2000 till now there is nothing like EOS and it’s community.

Welcome home and enjoy the forum, the community, who will make you enjoy EOS (though EOS is fun on its own)

P.S.

My personal point of view, any OS SHOULD be a rolling release. I don’t see the point to reinstall an OS, it is just a waste of time.

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Welcome to the purple space!!
:purple_square: :rocketa_purple:

A Paladin? Back in AD&D days that was Lawful Good… Welcome to Neutral Good, with a little Chaotic Good thrown in for good measure. Enjoy EndeavourOS! :wink: :grin: