How long have you used Linux?
How long ago did you start using Linux?
The first Linux server that I administered was a brand new Cobalt RaQ2. I loved that server.
Those were the good-old-days...
dabble in linux for several years now but not completely sold on it. will keep playing with it though.
I have slowly progressed from SuSE to Ubuntu to Mint over the last 13 years. But I have also tried pretty much every distro out there. No more MS Windows in my house, but they still make me use corporate XP at work.
Oops.. never answered my own question..
I started using linux in or around 96. I do remember that it was Red hat 3.0.3 - and have used pretty much everything since then bouncing back and forth with Debian, Slackware, other RPM type distros, etc.. and landing on CentOS as a favorite as a server OS.
I'm still torn between fedora and ubuntu for a desktop distro though..
I started out with Red hat around 2001 and now I run Ubuntu and Debian.
Started about 4 years ago. Our lead IP engineer needed a network monitoring system set up. I had zero Linux experience, but I wanted the task. I set up and now maintain our Nagios/Cacti server, email servers (clustering), and just about anything that has Linux stamped on it. I'm kind of a one-man show here.
Four years later I consider myself the Linux 'guru' for our company. I am by no means a 'guru', though. I just love the problem solving that comes with Linux administration.
Oh, and +1 for the CentOS server OS. That has become my company's 'official' Linux server OS.
I started in 98 or 99 with an old Redhat. For my personal servers and desktop I use debian/ubuntu based distros(debian,backtrack) but for clients I generally stick with CentOS. Most of them ask for CentOS but I always try to talk them into using debian.
Its been 2 years since that time I have first installed fedora 11 Leonidas, its their KDE version of F11 that I've learned to use command line interface following the tutorials from CBT Nuggets The computer now is getting old and It now don't work with Fedora Gnome as it requires resources like Ubuntu.
I now end up using BodhiLinux and Puppy linux.
About a year and a half now. I started using Knoppix and I loved it, but was sad that I couldn't install it. So I experimented with a ton of other distros until I found Ubuntu, which I used for a long time. After that I fell in love with OpenSUSE and have been using it ever since, though I did install the latest version of Ubuntu to check out what's new
Last edited by lucasbytegenius; 11-05-2011 at 03:01 PM.
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