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    How Old Were You When You Started Using Linux?

    Seeing as the other topic got locked, and for good reason obviously, I had a better idea. How old were some of you guys when you started using Linux?

    As for me, I was sixteen when curiosity got the better of me. XD Borrowed some books from the local library and read up on the subject. (Linux Administration For Dummies, plus a book about RedHat Linux.) I was blown away by what I was reading and started looking around for Linux distros. Installed DSL Linux on one of my older machines not too long afterwards, got to trying out PCLinuxOS2007, and then the next thing you know, I'm settling into Ubuntu 8.04 on a native dual-boot. The rest is history. =P

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    Re: How Old Were You When You Started Using Linux?

    What does age have to do with using a Linux distribution?

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    20
    Whoever came up with the phrase "There is no such thing as a stupid question" obviously never had the internet.

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    Re: How Old Were You When You Started Using Linux?

    You should of made it a poll. The answers would of made statistical sense.

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    Re: How Old Were You When You Started Using Linux?

    if memory serves Ive been using linux for about 20 years give or take and still learning

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    Re: How Old Were You When You Started Using Linux?

    I was 11.
    "Adjectives fail me." - Hobbes

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    Been using for about 12 years.
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    Re: How Old Were You When You Started Using Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    What does age have to do with using a Linux distribution?
    True this.. Only way this can be important is if your trying to see if linux appeals to some age groups more then others.
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    18! Just started recently and I love it!

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    Re: How Old Were You When You Started Using Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    What does age have to do with using a Linux distribution?
    Nothing, really; that wasn't implied. XD Just gauging how early people start looking for an alternative operating system that suits their needs. (From the adult crowd of course; we don't want current minors to announce their age to the whole world.)

    I went distro hunting when I was sixteen, but mostly went for Ubuntu because of WUBI (Just to start out. I went with a native dual boot not long after that.) and installing packages outside the repository wouldn't break the system, which was the case with PCLinuxOS, otherwise I might have stuck with that OS before giving Ubuntu a serious shot.

    Quote Originally Posted by ibjsb4 View Post
    You should of made it a poll. The answers would of made statistical sense.
    How would a normal user do that? I never see such an option on the Ubuntu Forums. ;___; Is it only for moderators and administrators to create on here?

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