View Poll Results: How long have you been using Linux OS?

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  • < 1 year

    18 7.76%
  • 1-3 years

    26 11.21%
  • 3-5 years

    29 12.50%
  • > 5 years

    152 65.52%
  • Ever since I was born

    3 1.29%
  • I can't remember. Does it really matter?

    4 1.72%
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    Default How Long Have You Been Using Linux?

    It would be fun to see the statistics I'm referring to Linux in general, but I assume most of us are openSUSE users, so... shoot the breeze!
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    Default Re: How Long Have You Been Using Linux?

    about 14 years....since about '98 along with OS/2 as the daily work
    horse...i used Linux more and more (with an admin book to guide) until
    about '02 when i booted OS/2 the last time (to go on the net to learn
    what i had screwed up in Red Hat _that time_)..

    last tied to Windows in '95.

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    Default Re: How Long Have You Been Using Linux?

    About 14 to 15 years as well. IIRC from SuSE 6. Ditched win completely in 2001, have it now (for customer support) but don't use it. Used every single release of SuSE/openSUSE since I started. "Tasted" lots of other distros, "real" installs as well as virtual.
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    Default Re: How Long Have You Been Using Linux?

    The first install was SuSE Linux Personal 8.2 in June 2003

    Never looked back since and have gone through every upgrade.

    Windows was evicted from my machines in 2006.

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    Default Re: How Long Have You Been Using Linux?

    I first used Linux in 2005 and started with SUSE Linux 10.0 that same year and even purchased a consumer copy of SUSE Linux 10.1, but then I kind of stopped using it for a while. I got back in around openSUSE 11.0 when I purchased my next retail copy. Even though seven years has went by, I have been using it five years out of that total. And of course I got real serious using it just over 18 months ago when I started using the openSUSE forums every day. So, I voted in the 3-5 year category even though its been technically seven years.

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    Default AW: Re: How Long Have You Been Using Linux?

    First install (S.u.S.E. Linux Paket) was in spring 1995. So almost 17 years now, but there was a break of 2-3 years from around 1997 to 1999 where I did not use Linux at all so the net usage is about 14-15 years. Then I tested several distros around 1999 and came back to SuSE with 6.4 in 2000 and stayed with SuSE (later openSUSE) till today sometimes looking at other distros also to see what they are about or because I install something special where a different distro has benefits.

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    Default Re: AW: Re: How Long Have You Been Using Linux?

    Since I first learned about it in school in 2001. First install was Red Hat, 9 dual booted with Windows 2000. I don't recall when I discovered openSUSE, or completely wiped out Windows and became Linux only. Never look at or am interested in other distros.
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    about 1/5 years. started with UBUNTU and then LinuxMint and now openSUSE.
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    On 05.02.2012 02:56, riderplus wrote:
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    > It would be fun to see the statistics I'm referring to Linux in
    > general, but I assume most of us are openSUSE users, so... shoot the
    > breeze!
    >
    >


    Well, i started with Linux in 95-96 but did not last at that time. It
    was very cumbersome to get a system running with dial-up. At least in my
    case.
    So i left it and went on with Windows for the rest of the time. Just
    recently in 2009 i started to use Linux again.
    I downloaded Ubuntu 9.04 and used it and it was fun to use. Later i
    switched to openSUSE since this was the distribution i used in 95-96.
    So far, i have still Windows but its more of a necessity to be able to
    play sometimes some games where Linux still has problems. Not all games
    run with Wine sadly.
    Linux has come a long way and its visually there. Technically i can't
    say since i don't understand the technical point. Software is much more
    complicated than it was in 95 or be

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    Default Re: How Long Have You Been Using Linux?

    About 5 years but I can't remember exactly does it really matter ?

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