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bfc
November 30th, 2008, 07:15 AM
I was cleaning up files on my server, getting ready to add additional hard drive space, when I came across some screenshots of old Linux installs, dating back to 2002.

That got me thinking about my own personal operating system progression. For my own sanity I'm going to only include gui installations, I can't remember all the versions of DOS I might have gone through!

Desktop
Windows - 1991 to 1993
OS/2 - 1993 to 1997
Redhat - 1997 to 2000
Mandrake -2000 to 2002
Gentoo - 2002 to 2006
Fedora - 2006 to 2008
Ubuntu - 2008 to present

Server
Gentoo - 2003 to 2006
Centos - 2006 to 2008
Debian - 2008 to present

So, what's your operating system progression?

I've attached my oldest screenshot from 2002 (I wish I kept older ones), it's either Mandrake 9.0 or Gentoo, running what I think is WindowMaker

vishzilla
November 30th, 2008, 07:22 AM
Windows (98 -> XP) 1999 - 2006
Ubuntu 2006 - present

Plain and Simple :)

SunnyRabbiera
November 30th, 2008, 08:11 AM
Lets see:

Dos:
1990-92

Windows 95:
1998-2000

Windows 98:
2000

Windows ME:
2 days (2000) (removed it immediately, it drove me insane in under a day!)

Windows 2000/XP:
2001-2004/ 2006-07

Yoper Linux:
3 days (2002)

Suse Linux:
2 weeks (2002)

Mepis linux:
2 years (My longest linux run so far) 2004-06

Ubuntu:
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 (about a few months between each release as I was trying out other distros too)

Mandriva: 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 (same intermittent use as ubuntu)

Mint:
2007, 2008

Debian:
2004, 2006, 2007, 2008

MikeTheC
November 30th, 2008, 08:18 AM
You know, it's kind of hard to write a "progression" when you've run things at different times, and/or in parallel with each other, and so on.

So, while I know this isn't *technically* what you've asked for, I'm going to separate this by OS platform.

Macintosh:
"Classic" Mac OS:
Mac OS 3.0 -> 3.2/4.1
Mac OS 5
Mac OS 6.0 -> 6.0.7
Mac OS 7.0 -> 7.0.1
Mac OS 7.1
Mac OS 8.0
Mac OS 8.1
Mac OS 8.5 -> 8.6
Mac OS 9.0
Mac OS 9.1 -> 9.2.2

Mac OS X:
10.0 (Very, very briefly. Yikes!)
10.1.0 - 10.1.2
10.2.0 - 10.2.8
10.3.0 - 10.3.9
10.4.0 - 10.4.11
10.5.0 - 10.5.5


MS-DOS:
5.0; 6.22


Windows:
Windows 3.1
Windows 95, original -> OSR2
Windows 98
Windows 98SE
Windows ME (relatively briefly)
Windows 2000 (darn, I almost wrote "2600"... :) )
Windows XP Home
Windows XP Pro, SP1 -> SP2
Windows Vista (couple months)


Linux:
Red Hat 4.2, 5 & 6 (just screwing around with it)
SuSE 6.4 (best documentation ever with any computer or software product!)
Mandrake 7.2, 8.1 & 9
Fedora Core 1 - 4 (still not a serious user of Linux)
Ubuntu 5.04; 6.10
Fedora 8, 9 (trying to switch)
Debian 3, upgraded to 4 (done to repurpose an old PowerMac G3 I've had for 11 years now into a headless server)
Ubuntu 8.04 (now a full-time Linux user)
Ubuntu 8.10 (and going strong!)


Amiga:
Workbench 1.33 (for about a year, got it with an A500, used it a few times to do titling work on personal videos)

OutOfReach
November 30th, 2008, 08:20 AM
Microsoft Windows 95 (Approximate dates):
1996 > 1998 (Pretty good OS, never really had a problem with it)

Microsoft Windows 98 (Approx. dates):
1999 > 2001 (Same as above)

Microsoft Windows 2000:
2001 > 2003 (My second favorite Windows OS, has never failed me.)

Microsoft Windows XP (Media Center && Pro, SP1 > SP3):
2001 > 2008 (Still have it on my computer but TBH I have never used it, by far Microsoft's best release (why do you think ive used it for 7 years? :) ))

Ubuntu 7.10 -> 8.10:
late-2007 > present (Part of a quad-boot, second fallback OS. Best OS I've ever used! I consider it my stepping stone to Linux)

Arch Linux:
2008 (October) > present (Again, part of a quad-boot. Currently my main OS, has taught me a lot)

Debian Lenny:
2008 (October) > present ('', first fallback OS, really awesome OS)

Grant A.
November 30th, 2008, 08:40 AM
Win98 (stopped)
? - ca. 2004


WinXP (stopped)
ca. 2004 - 2006


WinXP Media Center Edition (current)
2005 - Present


Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Dapper Drake (stopped)
June 2nd, 2006 - November 2006


Kubuntu 6.06 LTS Dapper Drake (stopped)
ca. July 2006 - November 2006


Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft (stopped)
November 2006 - April 2007


Kubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft (stopped)
November 2006 - April 2007


Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn (stopped)
April 2007 - October 2007


Gentoo (stopped)
1 hour in 2007


FreeBSD (stopped)
5 minutes in 2007


Kubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon (stopped)
October 2007 - December 25, 2007


Windows Vista (current)
December 25, 2007 - Present


Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy Heron (stopped)
1 day in June 2008


OpenSuSE 11.0 (stopped)
June 2008 - September 2008


Arch Linux (current)
September 2008 - Present


Kubuntu 8.04 LTS Hardy Heron (current)
October 2008 - Present


Kubuntu 8.10 LTS Intrepid Ibex (current)
November 1st 2008 - Present

Rokurosv
November 30th, 2008, 09:03 AM
Windows XP 2002
Windows Vista Half a second
Debian Etch/Lenny 2006-07
Ubuntu 2008 Couple of months
sidux current

k@e
November 30th, 2008, 10:22 AM
pre-Linux era:
IBM PC-DOS (best of all non-Linux OS)
MS-DOS
Windows 3.1
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows XP

and since May 2007:
Kubuntu 7.04
Kubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 8.04
Ubuntu 8.10 (present)

MysticEdge
November 30th, 2008, 10:41 AM
Commodore DOS (on the Commodore 64 1992-1993)

Windows 3.1 (1993ish)
Windows 95 (1995-1998)
Windows 98 (1999-2002)
Windows 2000 (I used for about 20 seconds)
Windows XP (2002-2008)

Linux!

2006-2007 Experimented with...

6.10 Edgy Eft
7.04 Feisty Fawn... Both Had too many hardware conflicts.

Then I purchased a new laptop.

8.04 Hardy Heron (Oct.2007 Dual booted with Windows Xp)

8.10 Intrepid Ibex (Completed switched to Linux)

Planning to Purchase Windows XP Media Center Edition to dual boot for gaming and Zune purposes.

hellion0
November 30th, 2008, 11:13 AM
2000-2004:
Windows 95

2003-2004:
Windows XP Home

2004-2005:
Redhat 9

2004:
Gentoo
Suse
Mandrake

2005-2008:
Windows 2000 Pro

2005-2006:
Debian testing

2006-2007:
PLD Linux

2006-:
Mac OS X Tiger

2007-:
Windows XP Pro

2007-:
Ubuntu

larsenguitars
November 30th, 2008, 11:35 AM
The commas are where I had/have multiple PCs running different OSes.
Of course there was every version of dos between 4.0 & 6.22
And a few other brief things like; pcdos, dsl, puppy, pclinuxos.
And whatever the hell is on a Commodore64 & Amstrad64.

macintosh - briefly
win 3 - briefly
win 3.1
win 3.11
win95
win98se
winxp, win98se
debian3.1, winxp
ubuntu breezy, winxp
kubuntu breezy, winxp
winxp
kubuntu dapper, winxp
ubuntu, kubuntu, xubuntu gutsy, winxp
ubuntu, kubuntu, xubuntu hardy, winxp
ubuntu hardy, ubuntu intrepid, kubuntu jaunty, winxp

Currently using for my main computer; ubuntu hardy

toupeiro
November 30th, 2008, 11:37 AM
I think I got them all.. This is everything I've either ran or supported. I've had to run it for more than 3-6 months for me to say I "ran" it. :)

Edit: I like what someone else did in their post with giving a status so I thought I would do the same:
In order of Exposure:

1987 - 1997 -- Before working
AmigaDOS Workbench 1.3 stopped
MS-DOS 3.3 stopped
MS-DOS 4.01 stopped
PC/GEOS 1.0 stopped
MS-Windows 3.0 stopped
MS-DOS 5.0 stopped
Windows 3.1 stopped
MS-DOS 6.0 stopped
MS-DOS 6.21 stopped
Windows 3.11 stopped
MS-DOS 6.22 stopped
Windows NT 3.51 stopped
Windows 95 stopped
Windows Nashville stopped
SunOS 5.5 (ISP Shell Account) stopped
Windows NT 4.0 Workstation stopped
Slackware 2.0.27 stopped
Windows Memphis stopped
Netware 2.12 stopped

1998 - 2008 -- After working
Windows 98 stopped
Redhat Linux 5.2 stopped
Windows NT 4.0 Server stopped
OS/2 Warp stopped
Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition stopped
SunOS 5.6 Supporting (I have a Sun Ultra 1 that just wont die!)
SuSE 5.2 stopped
DG/UX stopped
AIX 4.3.3 stopped
MicroVAX 3100 stopped
MAC-OS 7.5.2 stopped
Windows 2000 Server / Workstation Supporting
Mac OS X (10.0) stopped
Redhat 6.2 stopped
SuSE 7.1 stopped
Netware 4.11 stopped
Windows XP Supporting
SuSE 8.2 stopped
SunOS 5.8 Supporting
SunOS 5.9 Supporting
RHEL3 Supporting
Windows Server 2003 Supporting
Cisco IOS/catOS Supporting
RHEL4 Supporting
IRIX 6.4 - 6.5.19 Supporting
SuSE 10.1 stopped
Ubuntu 6.10 stopped
Ubuntu 7.04 x64 stopped
RHEL5 Supporting
Ubuntu Studio 7.04 stopped
Nexenta Alpha 7 stopped
Ubuntu 7.10 x64 stopped
Ubuntu Studio 7.10 Running
Windows Vista Enterprise x64 Supporting
Xubuntu 8.04 Running
Ubuntu 8.04 x64 Running
OpenSolaris Running
Windows Server 2008 Supporting
Kubuntu 8.10 x64 Running

Honorable Mentions: -- CD-Only OSes or OSes that I ran for less than 3 months.
Windows 286 stopped
Windows 95 OS/R2 stopped
Windows ME stopped
Knoppix Running
Damn Small Linux Running
Redhat 7.3 stopped
Fedora Core 2 stopped
Fedora Core 3 stopped

xpod
November 30th, 2008, 12:33 PM
Late starter me:)

Windows ME March 2006 > April-ish 2006
Windows XP April-ish 2006 > July 2006
Ubuntu July 2006 > present.

Tried out other distro`s since discovering Ubuntu but this does me just fine.

SunnyRabbiera
November 30th, 2008, 01:11 PM
Here is a more detailed version of my OS journey, with test runs and honorable mentions:

The first computer I have ever used was the good ol Apple II with classic MS DOS, it was my first home computer too as we got one secondhand.
After the apple II died of its old age spent a few years withtout a PC until 98 with a used PC with win 95 in 2000 (though I have used 95 at school).
That computer lasted us a bit till it too gave up and we then used a newer computer in with windows 98, we then made the mistake of installing ME on her.
Thankfully that nightmare was over soon as we were finally able to get our hands on a XP computer.
Our first XP computer lasted a good 4 years for a emachine, but then came the xp service pack hell.
XP flew apart with SP1, we had to reinstall XP and again had hell with SP1 and we got a secondary computer with 2000 on her.
We had that set up till 2004 and then came service pack 2
Then we experimented with linux and with jumps in between we are all linuxers here :D

ihatetryingtopickaloginna
November 30th, 2008, 01:25 PM
Commodore VIC-20 - 1984?
DOS 3.3
DOS 5
OS/2 2.1 - 1992?
OS/2 3.0
OS/2 4.0
OS/2 4.5 - till 2004 or 2005
Win 98 - tried in 2002
Win XP - till 2007
Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 8.04

Oh yeah, Win 3.1 - never

Magneto
November 30th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Order of progression

Commodore Vic20 -Home
Apple 2e - School
Apple 2c - School
IBM PC - DOS - Home
Windows 3.1 - School
Win95 - Home
WinNT 3.51 - Work
WinNT Server 3.51 - Work
WinNT 4 Wkstn - Home -Work
WinNT 4 Server - Home - Work
Win98 - Home - Work
Netware - Work
OS/2 - Work
Mandrake Linux - Home
RedHat - Home
AIX - Work
Solaris - Home - Work
SCO Openserver - Work - Home
Windows 2000 wkstn & srver - Home - Work
HPUX- Work - Home
Suse - Home
WinXP - Home - Work
OpenBSD - Home
Slackware -Home
Gentoo - Home
Debian - Home
Windows Srvr2003 - Home - Work
Ubuntu - Home
Vista - Home

In order of preference as workstation
1983 Apple 2E
1986 Apple 2C
1989 DOS
1994 Win 3.1
1996 Win95
1997 WinNT4 wkstn
2000 Win2000 Wkstn
2001 WinXP
2002 Slackware
2003 Gentoo - WinXP dual boot or vmware
2004 Ubuntu -XP
2005 SUSE - XP
2005 Ubuntu XP
2005 Fedora - XP
2005 Ubuntu - XP
2006 OpenBSD - SUSE - XP - OSX
2006 Gentoo - XP
2007 XP
2008 Ubuntu - XP

The last 4 years have been hell. Can't believe I've been using friggin XP for 8 years :smh:
I really loved slackware until I saw a bunch of devs at a party acting racist. :(
For some reason I'm pretty sure I'm leaving something out.
I've never been able to totally ditch windows- use wine for somethings but it was never good enough. Best situation I had was using vmware in linux which I am back to again.
I'd really prefer using OpenBSD but not enough eye candy or new hardware support to make me go there.


edit**
wasnt counting
cisco ios
windows ce
windows mobile 5
windows mobile 6

Bölvağur
November 30th, 2008, 03:27 PM
This is simplified but enough for everyone to know what I've used:

MacOS 1986
MS-DOS 1992
Windows xxxx (dont know when windows stopped using fork to make dos look better)
Ubuntu 2007

kk0sse54
November 30th, 2008, 04:24 PM
2008
Started with Ubuntu 7.10
OpenSUSE
Mandriva
Ubuntu 8.04
Debian
PC-BSD
Sabayon
DesktopBSD
Slackware
FreeBSD
NetBSD
Debian
Arch Linux
And now currently with Gentoo & Fedora

I've tried way more distros than that so far during 2008 but these were the ones I stuck with for more than just a few weeks.

mirhciulica
November 30th, 2008, 04:50 PM
XP 2004 > July 2007
Debian, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Gentoo - 2006 (just experimented)
Win2000 - 2007
Vista July 2007 > May 2008
OpenSUSE - 2007 (virtual machine, experimented)
Ubuntu May 2008 > present > future :D

eternalnewbee
November 30th, 2008, 05:13 PM
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=899970

Threads have been merged.
(Virtually, that is).