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I don't keep track (1)

xor.pt (882444) | about 2 years ago | (#41455083)

I don't really keep track of the order of the distros I used. I try many distros, go back and forward on each, and sometimes end up using several at the same time. So I for one can not give you an order to my distro usage. Still I did notice a bit of a trend on my choices. I seem to be trending away from 'hands-on' distros, like Gentoo and Fedora, to 'hands-off' distros, like Ubuntu and Mint. Hope it helps.

meh, do your surveys elsewhere... (1)

Fusselwurm (1033286) | about 2 years ago | (#41455455)

... also, I use different distros for different purposes.
Ignoring that, this is what my timeline looks, sorted by first use of each distro:

fli4l suse gentoo ubuntu debian arch

Trend this... (1)

Yaddoshi (997885) | about 2 years ago | (#41456319)

  1. Slackware in 1996
  2. Redhat in 2003
  3. Ubuntu in 2005
  4. #! (CrunchBang) in 2012
  5. and currently Debian in 2012

I dropped Ubuntu earlier this year over a number of things, most recently Canonical's announcement regarding UEFI. Mark's "Erm, we have root" comment only made that decision permanent.

Thanks ! (1)

Taco Cowboy (5327) | about 2 years ago | (#41458549)

I've used a lot of distros, even before distros were known as distros

But thanks for the mention of "CrunchBang" which I've not heard of.

I'll give it a try later today - I have 3 machines specially built to try out new distros :)

Went back to Ubuntu to reduce fragmentation (1)

JOrgePeixoto (853808) | about 2 years ago | (#41457545)

My order was (AFAIK)
Conectiva -> Kurumin -> Debian -> Ubuntu -> Gentoo -> Ubuntu

I went back to Ubuntu because I wanted to reduce fragmentation. Ubuntu works as well as Gentoo, although it is less fun. If every Linux user chooses a different distribution that maximizes his fun, our small community will be hopelessly fragmented.

So I went back to Ubuntu to help it achieve critical mass.

I started with Fedora (1)

mrgreen546 (2739077) | about 2 years ago | (#41459133)

Like many people before me i "distro hoped" my way through most of the major Linux Distros, and some smaller ones
im sure this isnt all of them but its as best as i can remember

Fedora,Ubuntu,Debian,Crux,Puppy,Mint,OpenSuse,Arch,

I currently have 2 Linux boxes my desktop running Mint 13 KDE x64 and a NAS box running Arch

Back in 07 I picked up a Book on Linux at the Library it came with a copy of Fedora core 7 I loved it and have been addicted ever since
I later moved to Ubuntu till 9.10 then over to Debian Stable, From there i started exploring the Major Distro Families
Redhat/Debian/slackware and many in between i Follow DistroWatch Religiously running Many Distros in either Virtualbox in Linux
Or VMware Workstation 8 in Windows

I agree with Fusselwurm i tend to Use and Recommend diffrent Linux Distros depending on
The People/Hardware/Requirements and or Purpose of the Installation

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