Which was the fist Linux Distro you tried?
Thought of asking- inspired from the KDE discussion in the Cest Pit…
Which was the first Linux Distro you tried? What details do you recall ?
(Or BSD, or..)
Year, version, device/hardware, etc..?
What was your first reaction or experience using Linux ? And finally,
What Distro do you use circa 2021?
Any pictures to share would be awesome.
My first distro was in early to mid 2001 Red Hat 6.2 Zoot. A friend in grad school set up dual boot on my Sony Vaio that had Windows Me.
Image source: random internet search.
I was quite impressed, untill… a series of Kernel Panics prompted my friend to install Mandrake KDE. Two days later, the laptop produced a sharp, tinny noise in the middle of a class. And it would not stop. I had to remove the battery and do a system restore after wards.
Not the greatest of memories, but had all gone smoothly, I would never have stayed with the OS.
In 2021 I use Solus KDE on Macbook Pro 2015, Linux Mint on standby laptop and Ubuntu Mate on Raspberry Pi 4. Have tried about one third of the distros listed on Distrowatch till 2020.