colyn wrote:I started with Mandrake back in 1999. A couple years later converted to Suse. I stayed with Suse till two years ago when I discovered Ubuntu and have been using Mint for a year now. I just sold my Mac Pro in part because Mint with Gimp and DigiKam was better. My only Microshaft use now is for work...
SMT wrote:In 2003 while I was still in the US Navy, my ship was sent to Portsmouth NH to the shipyard for a year long Modernization. I was a Fire Controlman, and we got this brandy new LAN based Commercial Off the Shelf Fire Control System Called AN/BYG-1 TI-00. The system was mostly HP Unix, with 1 windows box and 2 Mandrake Linux Boxes. After being out to sea and constantly fixing the system (we built most of the Unix from Ignite Images) I get pretty comfortable with the Unix and Linux command structures.
Fast Forward to 2009 and I am now out of the Navy, but working as a contractor on that same Fire Control System, but we are now 4 revisions later. I am in the lab trying to create an executable BASH script for the Mandrake (we still use 10.0A, not even the Mandriva, its Mandrake) when some other testing that was going on, was going to force me to come in on third shift (00:00 - 8 am) in order to finish and test the script for fleet delivery on time. This is when i began trying to install Mandrake on my Laptop in order to complete the script without having to work on the lab equipment.
After getting Mandrake to KINDA work on my LT (no wireless, no support, super out dated Firefox) I began investigating Linux for my Dell Inspiron D810 LT, and found Ubuntu. After getting Ubuntu working and hearing about Mint I gave it a shot with Mint 8. Upgraded to 9 and just installed 10 last night. I have my wife using Mint 9 and several of my friends.
I finally blew away windows yesterday when i installed Mint 10, since i had not booted into my windows partition since i can remember.
krauser wrote:I got sick of MS's updates, virus, malware, and hardware requirements.
Mint KDE got me, but I still boot to Win for Quicken once a month.
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