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    Default Re: Linux: Which distro do you run and why?

    I have some experience with a lot of distributions (suse, gentoo, ubuntu, kubuntu and etc.). But now I sometimes use only Tails (very interesting distro).
  2. #102  

    Default Re: Which distro do you run and why?

    learned linux on centOS and started using backtrack before it got discontinued. now use kali and centos on old desktop.
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    Default Re: Which distro do you run and why?

    I've been running Linux full time on my desktop since 2000. I started with Mandrake which became Mandriva. I moved over to PCLOS shortly after it came out in 2011 and have been using it ever since. (PCLOS is a fork of Mandriva which took off in its own direction).

    I like the idea of a 'rolling release'. All the software packages are kept up to date just about on a daily basis. I also have two friends that run PCLOS and we provide support for each other if required.

    (Registered Linux user #166905 -- Registered on 2000-02-21 02:52:05 -- https://linuxcounter.net/ )
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    Default Re: Linux: Which distro do you run and why?

    @jwt873: Ahhh...that takes me back. I actually got my first exposure to Linux with RedHat when I built a mail server out of spare parts for the place I was working. I think it was a Pentium 60. At one point that thing ran without rebooting for over 2 years, until the CPU fan seized and toasted it.

    Anyway, I had been using Win98SE and was sick to death of it. Win2000 Pro was a HUGE improvement, but XP was coming and clearly it was just Win2000 with crap added and I didn't want to fool with it. I still say Win2000 Pro is the best OS Microsoft has ever made. But back to Linux...

    I was in a Best Buy, I can't remember why, and walking by the racks of boxed software. They had a little section of Linux, RedHat, Suse, a couple of boxes of Win4Lin - and Mandrake, the just-released v8.0. I remember standing there, first just because I was surprised to see Linux for sale. Right then I made the decision - this was it, I was gonna buy a box of Linux, go home and wipe Windows and go full Linux - no dual-booting, I was going all in. I'd messed with RedHat on that mail server and I thought I could make it work for daily use.

    So I grabbed Mandrake and cashed out. Why Mandrake and not RedHat? Well, it was on sale for about half the price of RedHat and I wanted to try something else. And damn, the penguin on the box was cute.

    I've run Linux exclusively on my home box ever since. Stayed with Mandrake for a few years, piddled around with various distros for a few more, settled on CentOS for 4-5, and for the last few years Fedora. Still on Fedora 20 now and probably won't update until 22 or 23.

    But Linux really took hold of me that day when I stood there looking at the penguin on a Mandrake box and made a snap decision to take the little guy home.

    Registered Linux user #266351

    Android since v1.0. Linux user since 2001.
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