anyone start their Linux experience in Voyager Linux a french distro. so odd I did (& I can’t remember why LOL)… then i went to elementary os, then arch, then aternos, then ENDEAVOUR IDK i am haivng a good night and grateful for God, my dog, my house, my family, & the endeavour os devs/team for my sleek, sexy, os… that i am forever sticking with. <3 i love linux…
my friend who is an IT raves about pop os but I dislike debain and like the functionality/freedom of arch… idk he will never turn me I LOVE ENDEAVOUROS
oh-yeah, it is fast asf considering I use a low powered laptop and I have yet to have a virus on it (I have protection too LOL)
I started with OpenSuse, v.10
then Ubuntu/Debian, pretty sure it was Lucid Link, back when gnome was at its best…
I started with Linux Mint and then jumped to Crunchbang! I did dabble a little with Puppy, MEPIS, and Ubuntu. But Crunchbang! was my jam back when it was running. I am very happy with EndeavourOS and I will not be leaving. I still keep a similar setup to my Crunchbang! days by running an Openbox only setup, but I think it runs much better here on ENOS and I really enjoy the rolling release setup of arch and pacman/AUR.
d0p3, that all makes logical sense to me. long live endeavour os! KING
I started off with ubuntu, switched to LinuxMint, distro hopped for many years and still hopping til this day. As of right now, I have EndeavourOS-openbox installed as regular use multibooted along with other various distros. Which one I use depends on how I feel when I boot up the laptop in the morning.
I’d tried both SuSE and Ubuntu before, but ended up going back to Windows But in 2009 I switched to Linux Mint and stuck with it.
Ubuntu 8.04 was my first foray into Linux. I dual booted with Windows for a while in secondary school and college, before switching entirely to Windows 7/10 during my Master’s degree. After I started working full time, I dipped in and out of Linux (generally helping other people - i.e. my father - use Ubuntu on their personal computers). I was quite dissatisfied with Ubuntu as well, due to its habit of breaking during LTS upgrades. So during Covid-19 lockdowns, I found the time and headspace to switch entirely to EndeavourOS on my own personal computer. I have not looked back since.
Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon. I still remember my low expectations from Linux and being overwhelmed by simple things like opening NTFS and MS Office files. I wish I just nuked Windows back then, I no longer have that choice.
Started with openSUSE (used it for a long while), tried Mint, never really got warm with the different tastes of Ubuntu. After that I was using Mageia. Then Manjaro (during the time when they were still using the Arch repos), then Arch for really long. After that openSUSE Tumbleweed got released and I really love it until today even though my netbook is a bit too weak for the KDE version with btrfs (should have taken ext4 because of my small eMMC), then I went back to Arch and tried Siduction after that (also a great rolling Debian sid distro) before I switched to EndeavourOS to the Xfce version because the netinstaller crashed every time I tried to install something else (most probably my 2GB of memory weren’t enough) and now I am back on Arch.
I think Arch is just my refuge, because I know it and it doesn’t have any bloat. It’s fast and well who am I telling this… sometimes when I have the urge to hop and try something else I just regret it after a while.
If just the installation and set up after the install wouldn’t be so time consuming on Arch…
I started with Manjaro because from my reading when I was researching my switch to linux I knew I wanted an arch-based distro that just werks. Manjaro worked fine for me but I was getting annoyed with the waiting period for packages (which I didn’t know when I first switched). I’m sure the extra layer of quality assurance is good for some people but that wasn’t really what I was looking for, so I was looking to distro hop a little and found Endeavour. My experience was pretty much the same as yours, exactly what I was looking for, no minor hitches stutters or other problems. (also the wallpapers)
I played around with Knoppix and then ended up installing Ubuntu 4.10 Warty Warthog.
Used Mandrake 8.0 to replace a Windows 2000 print server (was our last one). Then ran a dual-boot of RHEL 2.1 and Windows XP on an IBM Thinkpad; what a great setup for its time.
Until I was given the aforementioned laptop, I was still a Windows geek at home.
Ah yes Knoppix, I recall having that distro from a Linux magazine (CD), that was the coolest thing being able to boot into any computers and access any files, back then when it was possible.
i also forgot to mention i started in widows as well i think 95 i can’t remember lol i remember using windows all the way up until vista that’s when i switched to linux
i remember i loved the rainy day theme… ahhh the old dayz
it was back when i used to hang out with my best friend in elementary school who loved computers (and was really good with them) we used to mess around with them all the time anyway he ended up graduating with some degree in computers from a university and making a lot of money but i went to hang in jr high and high school with the kool kids. i don’t think they are cool anymore and i regret ditching my best friend… oh well live and let learn. just idk
i could have learned a lot from him and probably avoided a lot trouble in life lol if i just didn’t care about being kool as a kid and fitting in
While we are at it, I am pretty sure I used one of those at school… Very advanced technology with mouse and keyboard
At The Nautical College, Fleetwood I encountered the Commodore PET.
Then later on Amiga 500.
Anyone here play ‘Sensible Brothers’ game
Cannon Fodder? Awesome.
Linux came with the death of Vista taken over by Gutsy Gibbon:
I started with S.u.S.E. Linux 5.3 that was released on Thursday, September 10, 1998. I don’t remember how much it cost but it was not free
From there I went to Slackware in 2002 I think before I jumped to Vectorlinux (slackware based) . Those years I used KDE desktop.
The first computer I bought 1987 or -88 with 10 mb hardrive
I hired into AT&T in 1970. In either 1974 or 1975 I started using UNIX at work with one of these.
except mine did not have a tape reader, just a blank panel.
No mouse, no monitor. Just a box of tractor feed perforated paper with white and green horizontal stripes to help your eyes stay on the same line as one read.
When the box of paper ran out, it was replaced with a new box. The old box was saved and contained a written history of every thing you did on it. The original key reader.