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  1. #1
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    Apr 2005

    What OS/Distros have you installed and used?

    I hear that a lot of people try different OS and Linux distros so it may proove interesting to see what others have used and comments.

    Comidor64-slap in the floppy and type some code
    Win98-hope you have all your drivers.
    WinXp-run straight out of the box but fairly boring, install and now what! Oh ya dont forget to download and install antivirus and anti spyware and anti rootkit.
    Ubuntu-3 days to get monitor set up but I learnt a lot and had lots of fun. Always learning something new and can do all kinds of need stuff like modifying the desktop shells.
    FreeBDS-Easy install is decieving-configuring can be a world of hurt.
    PCBSD-Click click click all installed and running- where is the software ya ya there is ports but what is there.
    Debian. Pretty straight forward but com1 mouse and ethernet compile scared me off.

    I need another old box hopefully an apple.

    Right now im running Ubuntu(Gnome wins this round was pro KDE last release), Xp(not used much),PC-BSD(on old p2 backup as it was only thing I could get to run easily on it)
    Back to using Ubuntu

  2. #2
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    Nov 2005
    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Lightbulb Re: What OS/Distros have you installed and used?

    I've used several versions of Windows (last being a dual boot XP/Red Hat ver ?)
    Am now using a old G3 iMac with Panther (OS X) time for something new, am waiting for my x86 Ubuntu CDs (then will pick out new hardware)
    Last edited by rfruth; November 16th, 2005 at 11:57 PM.

  3. #3
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    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: What OS/Distros have you installed and used?


    DOS 3.0, 3.1, 5.0, 6.22
    Windows 3.0, 3.1, 98se, ME, XP
    Debian 3.0, 3.1
    Mandriva 2005
    Gentoo 2005.1
    SUSE 9.2
    Xandros (3?)
    Knoppix 3.2, 3.5, 3.7, 2.9, 4.0.2 (disclaimer: I only installed 3.5 to a hard drive...ended up with a modified version of Debian that wasn't as good as Debian)
    Ubuntu 5.04, Breezy development after colony 2

    Currently using:
    Ubuntu 5.10, Debian unstable, Ubuntu Dapper development

    I've used lots of others, but these listed are the ones I have both installed myself and used successfully for at least a week.
    Last edited by matthew; November 17th, 2005 at 12:53 AM.
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  4. #4
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    Nov 2005
    Portsmouth, South Coast, United Kingdom
    Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy

    Re: What OS/Distros have you installed and used?

    I've used all the Windows. Now im on to linux.

    I used Mepis, SuSe and then i came to Ubuntu and thats were i stay .

  5. #5
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    May 2005
    North Wales
    Dapper Drake

    Re: What OS/Distros have you installed and used?

    Amiga Workbench
    Windows 95, 98, 2000 (only at university), XP
    Redhat 10, Fedora Core 4
    Suse 9.0, 9.1, 9.2
    Ubuntu Warty, Hoary, Breezy, Dapper
    Irix 6.5.13 (I think)
    Think that's all of them

  6. #6
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    Oct 2005
    Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

    Re: What OS/Distros have you installed and used?

    where to start?
    Sinclair Spectrum 48k (used to write progs on it in BASIC)
    Commodore 16
    Oric 48K
    Commodore Plus/4
    Commodore 64
    Commodore PET
    Amstrad Word processor running CP/M
    PC running DOS 5.0 (I think?)
    Windows 3.1, 3.11, 95, 98se, Me, 2000, XP.
    Linux -
    Caldera 1.3
    Redhat 6.0
    Slackware 7.0, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0, 10.1
    Mandrake 7.0, 9.1, 9.2, 10.0 64 bit.
    Suse 9.3Pro 64 bit
    Debian 3.0
    Slamd64 10.2
    Knoppix 3.0
    Slax 3.0
    and finally..Ubuntu 5.10 x86_64
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  7. #7
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    Bacup, Lancashire, UK
    Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

    Re: What OS/Distros have you installed and used?

    windows 3.11, 95, 98, nt4, me, 2000, xp

    I've tried to install fedora but got no where with it

    Now I'm on Ubuntu thanks to this place

  8. #8
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    Jul 2005
    Venice Beach California
    Ubuntu Breezy 5.10

    Re: What OS/Distros have you installed and used?

    Man, sure are some old folk around here, I should talk.

    Cant really remember them all, pretty much from windows 95-up

    Linux RH 6-up

    BSD 3-up

    Windows is my favorite

    Now using Breezy, Debian stable, CentOS, Xp Pro

    Favorite, Debian

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2004

    Re: What OS/Distros have you installed and used?

    Operating systems I've installed:
    Windows 95
    Windows 98
    Windows ME
    Windows XP SP2 (currently useing)
    Fedora Core 2

    Live cd's I've tried: (successfully)
    Ubuntu (live cd)
    Morphix (live cd)
    PCLinuxOS (live cd)
    Gnoppix (live cd)
    Beatrix (live cd)
    Slax (live cd)
    Cool CD Linux (live cd)
    Damn Small Linux (live cd)
    Feather Linux (live cd)
    Live BSD (live cd)
    ReactOS (live cd)
    Sulix (live cd)
    Slax Popcorn (live cd)

  10. #10
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    Dec 2004

    Re: What OS/Distros have you installed and used?

    Installed and used:
    Windows (98 and XP)
    Mandrake Linux (9.0)
    Suse Linux (9.1)
    Ubuntu Linux (warty - breezy)
    FreeBSD (6.BETA.something)

    Windows 98 seemed like a buggy copy of Windows 95 to me. Never really liked Windows XP. Mandrake was horribly unstable. Suse was painfully slow. Always felt comfortable with Ubuntu. FreeBSD's Gnome was way too unstable. Maybe I'll try again with FreeBSD 6.0 RELEASE.

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