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    How did you get introduced to Ubuntu?

    I remember wanting to change how Windows XP looked like and I installed a Mac theme and it was really slow, long story short(not really, I just don't remember, lol)I found something Called Ubuntu and decided to burn a cd, my first cd didn't work so I tried it with another one and I stayed up all night just for it to finish downloading.

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    Re: How did you get introduced to Ubuntu?

    I got fed up with Windows, knew about linux already, used Linux Mint as my first distro for a bit and then got fed up with the problems on Mint so I came over to Ubuntu and haven't looked back since.

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    Re: How did you get introduced to Ubuntu?

    Saw a distro called slax which i found that i could run off a USB so i started using it almost all the time but got a bit sick of KDE 3 and a few other things. Then someone mentioned ubuntu where i could install it to my HDD and even boot alongside windows!! So i installed 8.04 (latest at that time) and i got rid of it until i recently installed fedora 12 and scrapped windows altogether. Happy times

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    Re: How did you get introduced to Ubuntu?

    For me about four years ago a friend of mine emailed me after attending NTLUG (North Texas LUG in Dallas, Tx) and seeing a presentation about Ubuntu. At that point I was running Slackware on my home server and OSX for my primary desktop and laptop, though I had just switched to OSX a couple of years prior from Linux.

    After hearing this I checked the site, but at that point it was just another stone in the river of distros. Over the next year or so Ubuntu started bubbling up into the FOSS news more and more, so I eventually downloaded either version 5 or 6 (can't remember) and installed it on an old eMac (PowerPC Processor), but PPC support was pretty bad.

    From there I tested it virtually off and on, and eventually moved my home server to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, which it still runs. I was VERY impressed with this, so last year when I decided to retire my iBook and move back to Linux I decided to run with Ubuntu, which now my primary system is a System76 laptop with Ubuntu 9.04. I'll upgrade to 10.04 LTS when it's out later this month given System76 has drivers available for my system.

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    Re: How did you get introduced to Ubuntu?

    all the older kids at school where using it so i started to to fit in, now i'm hooked and homeless, wandering around all day looking for one more hit of buntu.
    it started off free but then they jacked up the price, i have to steal car steros to get web cafe tokens. i wish i had stayed with windows.

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    Re: How did you get introduced to Ubuntu?

    My sister's high school newspaper editor gave me a 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog Live CD that I experimented with on an old computer. "The rest," as they say, "is history."
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    Re: How did you get introduced to Ubuntu?

    I have known Zerhache since i was 19. I am now 34. I was building a computer The disk was 7.04 (IBM 300) and i needed a system that was free, since i had recently injured my back and lost my job as a lead man at service spring corp. so he told me what to do the told me to start googling and if i had any questions ask after i looked. I got hooked on it. I joined the forum in 08. used xp durning the 8.04 and 8.10, because my wife complained too much. got 2 computers now im on my Linux box all the time.
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    Re: How did you get introduced to Ubuntu?

    Really in the very begging i saw ubuntu in popular sciences' how 2.0 section. At that time it was ubuntu 8.04 LTS. So i downloaded it and installed it on my laptop via wubi. It was great minus the fact their was no wifi. Then around November of 09 i transferred to another high school where the whole network was running Debian. Their I argued with my IT over why windows is better than Linux and lost every time. So i got the point and did a dual boot after vista on my computer crashed. And from their on out i kinda stuck to it.
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    Re: How did you get introduced to Ubuntu?

    I came across articles about Ubuntu on the web and decided to try Wubi based on a good review of 9.10 . Wubi worked great for me and not long after I burned a cd and watched an installation video on Youtube and here I am.
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    Re: How did you get introduced to Ubuntu?

    My brother suggested that I try it, I had several frustrating experiences with Micosoft (the company and the products), so I installed Ubuntu Feisty, and as they say the rest is history

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