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Your First Time
#11
1990s, Red Hat Linux - on a Frankensteinian collection of parts that vaguely resembled a computer. I think that it was some flavour of Pentium by that stage. There were RPMs for most of what I wanted to install but it didn't take long before I had to learn to compile packages to get what I wanted and I became familiar with Dependency Hell.

My recent return to Linux was on Debian. .debs instead of RPMs but just as easy - so not much different. A little bit of Dependency Hell because I'm sentimentally attached to XMMS, which hasn't been developed in years.
Asus X58L
Debian 8 with MATE
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#12
1990's, RedHat and Suse5.? I remember buying the retail boxes. Ran it on an AMD x2 4800+ and a Pentium III 1400. Ah, the days of pure PC Power!
LinuxMint 19.2 (Cinnamon)
Lenovo B570
Intel Pentium B950
circa 2009
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#13
Wow look at all the old farts like me who got started last century. Big Grin
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#14
(08-10-2019, 09:44 PM)Cthulhu Wrote: When did you first install Linux and what distro was it? What were the hardware specs? How different was it than installing today?

To answer these questions I have to say this...I was running Windoze 7...when Windoze 8 came out and I thought it was a joke of some kind...I remember thinking what a piece of crap.  Angry

So I started looking at Linux and tried many Distros in both Virtualbox and live DVDs.  I found Linux Mint was the best but did nothing till evil M$ tried to force me to downgrade to Windoze Spyware 10.  Rolleyes  So I switched to Linux Mint full-time just over three years ago and have never looked back.  Big Grin 

Hardware Specs on the Tower (6yrs old) are the same now...64bit...i5 CPU...16GB of DDR3 Ram and a 500GB Mechanical HDD that was replaced only recently with a 500GB SSD.  As for installing Linux Mint...it's easy a blind man could do it. :Big Grin   [Image: t2010.gif]
Linux Forever...Windoze Never       [Image: t12701.gif]
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