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Some fun questions to see if there is a common theme?

What was your first linux distro?

What or who got you to install it?

What was one of the first things you did?

@omnipotens i realize i didn't respond to my own question.

slackware 2.0

A friend, I think he just wanted help downloading 76 or so floppy disk lol

stared at a blinking cursor wondering what to do lol.

where I really started slackware 3

installed ICQ and stole some dll's from windows to get video codecs working under linux.

@omnipotens number the questions, please?

Also, there was a poll bot somewhere.

1. Mandrake Linux 8.2

2. Donovan Campbell, a mentor, founder of a Linux based company on my island. I had just dropped BeOS before and found Caldera in a "Learn Linux in 24 hours" book.

3. startx

@omnipotens

1. Ubuntu 5.10
2. I needed tools to flash my Xbox and Windows didn't have them
3. Bricked my Xbox.

@omnipotens
1. Slackware
2. Saw a book about Linux in the library
3. Break it. Multiple times. Then play Doom.

@omnipotens
1. Ubuntu 12.04
2. Windows 7 being a pile of crap
3. Learned how installing programs from the software center works

@omnipotens
1. Ubuntu 12 or so
2. A nerdy friend if mine
3. Spent days trying to get wireless drivers and ended up giving up

@omnipotens

1. Fedora 17
2. My Dad 🙃
3. We were fixing broken X11 dependencies 😂😂😂😂😂😂

@omnipotens

Do we count using a livecd as a daily driver during a whole weekend? If so:

1. Knoppix

2. (I didn't really install it) A WinXP failing to boot / my dad.

3. Try to mount the windows partition, try to run games through wine, fail, try to find some fun preinstalled games.

If it doesn't count tho:

1. Linux Mint

2. Windows 7 thinking it's smarter than me.

3. Join some IRC channels, install Java and Eclipse, git clone my repos.

@omnipotens my first distrobwas elementary os 0.4. I dual booted it with windows. Then I did some distrohopping and stopped with kubuntu for a while. Now I use fedora for the rest of my days :blender:

@omnipotens

1. Red Hat Linux 6 it was about the year 2000before it for renamed to fedora

2. a friend role me about it so I thought I would give it a try

3. I was told it was hard to crash so I ran lots of programs until the system crashed just to test the limits

@omnipotens
1. Either Ubuntu 14.04 or 12.04
2. Searching for ways to make my old laptop faster
3. Customize it and watch YouTube videos, they played just fine in mpv / VLC compared to Windows

@omnipotens
1.Kali Linux
2.I was trying to jump in cybersecurity then i found this was a good distro for it.
3.Bash Scripting

@omnipotens First successful attempt:

1. SuSE Linux 7.2

2. Bought a 5 CD set, because I really wanted to try Linux, and ones on Magazines weren't working.

3. Ran the desktop as root :) I still remember the wallpaper was all red with a nice warning :)

@omnipotens
It was a very long time ago:
1. UHU Linux (Hungarian community distro)
2. Computer class teacher
3. Nothing special, just playing around with it a bit

@omnipotens ubuntu 10.4, still have systems running newer versions today.

I was looking for something that was more customizable than osx and Windows natively, so I the ubuntu choice was mostly to make sure that my hand was held at least a little bit.

I bricked it.. To this day, I have no idea how

@omnipotens
- Ubuntu
- Installing python libraries on windows seemed a mess compared to how easy tutorials made it seem on linux.
- Tried different games in the software center, learned how to use cli tools like htop and ufw, installed those python libraries.

@omnipotens

1. TurboLinux
2. Needed to get online for tech support so I could figure out why my Mac couldn't get online
3. See #2

@omnipotens The first distro I installed successfully was Debian 8.

I first, some guys at HSU suggested I try Linux. This was quite a while ago, and my only computer was an early model pentium 4. I tried a few distros trying to get them to work, then my computer died and I got discouraged. I wanted to get back to it at some point. Later, I got a computer with Windows 10, and I instantly switched to Linux and I haven't looked back.

I installed Minecraft and found my gpu drivers weren't working.

@omnipotens I first used Linux around Christmas 1993. I got a new computer and wanted to try it out.

Slackware 1.0 (I seem to remember it had a pre 1.0 kernel which was small enough to fit on a 1.44MB floppy)

I read about it on a USENET newsgroup and downloaded the boot floppy to try it out.

I downloaded all the other dist floppies, finished installing Slackware (LILO!) and the first thing I did was compile a custom kernel that had support for the SCSI controller in my new computer.

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