Difference between revisions of "User:MajorTom"

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* got first computer around 1984 - the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:ZX_Spectrum%2B.jpg ZX Spectrum+], followed by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:65xe.jpg Atari 65XE], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Commodore64.jpg C64], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Amiga500_system.jpg Amiga 500] and then entered the PC world in 1996 (got a Pentium 133)
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* got first computer around 1984 - the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:ZX_Spectrum%2B.jpg ZX Spectrum+], followed by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:65xe.jpg Atari 65XE], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Commodore64.jpg C64], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Amiga500_system.jpg Amiga 500] and then entered the PC world in 1996 (Pentium 133)
* been using GNU/Linux on and off since 1999; first distro I ever booted up was [http://www.toms.net/rb/ tomsrtbt] on a floppy disk; first "full blown" distro was Mandrake 5.2 "Leeloo" - loved that name back then but never really got to like RPM
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* been using GNU/Linux (that's right - it's GNU!) on and off since 1999; first distro I ever booted was [http://www.toms.net/rb/ tomsrtbt] from a 3.5" floppy disk; first "full blown" distro was Mandrake 5.2 "Leeloo"
* tried RedHat, SuSE and many many many others before settling on Debian mainly to enjoy the vast number of packages in the repos and ease of package management with ''dselect'' and later ''aptitude''
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* tried RedHat, SuSE and many many others before settling on Debian mainly to enjoy the vast number of precompiled packages in the repos and the ease of package management with ''dselect'' (remember that one?) and later ''aptitude''
* finally started using Linux full time on the desktop in 2005 by installing Kubuntu 5.10 "Breezy Badger" (yeah, the Debian for the lazy)
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* finally started using Linux full time on the desktop in 2005 after installing Kubuntu 5.10 "Breezy Badger"
* running Arch since September 2008, now on numerous systems at home and at work, and here to stay for good
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* been running Arch since September 2008, now on numerous systems at home and at work

Revision as of 04:35, 25 October 2010

  • got first computer around 1984 - the ZX Spectrum+, followed by Atari 65XE, C64, Amiga 500 and then entered the PC world in 1996 (Pentium 133)
  • been using GNU/Linux (that's right - it's GNU!) on and off since 1999; first distro I ever booted was tomsrtbt from a 3.5" floppy disk; first "full blown" distro was Mandrake 5.2 "Leeloo"
  • tried RedHat, SuSE and many many others before settling on Debian mainly to enjoy the vast number of precompiled packages in the repos and the ease of package management with dselect (remember that one?) and later aptitude
  • finally started using Linux full time on the desktop in 2005 after installing Kubuntu 5.10 "Breezy Badger"
  • been running Arch since September 2008, now on numerous systems at home and at work