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macmichael01
mgrbyte
ubersoldat
nimasmi
shywolf9982
nnrcschmdt
ntoll
codewritinfool
z3d
joe
milouse
brutasse
eykd
morgs
ellisonleao
mnilsson
mfandreas
mikl
gg
pedrovalente
otherchirps
collypops
nsmgr8
whaley
jeremybowers
nathans
brousch
Ben
jcarbaugh
MarkofCain
bkonkle
fdrake
Da_Nuke
jeffself
andyrak
gregmuellegger
xhae
stephen_mcd
liza
carljm
pydanny
CerealBoy
streetcleaner
Indy
speedy
edv4rd0
Izual
cstejerean
ashugg
paulsmith
brianwisti
sceptreofjudah
PaulM
adambrenecki
MechanisM
durden
CaptainSay
williamcomartin
Bryan
alex
gsiegman
louisr
karlstolley
eddymul
Uche
patricktaylor
davidpaccoud
larry
jbeigel
gklein
bitprophet
DataShed
leveille
Vector
greyfade
theanalyst
mhh91
whosaysni
abtin
tpherndon
thaostra
gniero
mwalling
ukazap
pejrak
zhemao
gridaphobe
skytreader
xytop
Raisapius
ddd
mgill25
angelausy
macmichael01 - 16 years
mgrbyte - 16 years
ubersoldat - 16 years
nimasmi - 15 years
shywolf9982 - 4 years
nnrcschmdt - 15 years
ntoll - 15 years
codewritinfool - 2 years
z3d - 15 years
joe - 15 years
milouse - 8 years
brutasse - 15 years
eykd - 15 years
morgs - 15 years
ellisonleao - 15 years
mnilsson - 15 years
mfandreas - 14 years
mikl - 3 years
gg - 14 years
pedrovalente - 14 years
otherchirps - 14 years
collypops - 14 years
nsmgr8 - 14 years
whaley - 14 years
jeremybowers - 14 years
nathans - 14 years
brousch - 14 years
Ben - 14 years
jcarbaugh - 14 years
MarkofCain - 14 years
bkonkle - 14 years
fdrake - 14 years
Da_Nuke - 14 years
jeffself - 14 years
andyrak - 14 years
gregmuellegger - 14 years
xhae - 13 years
stephen_mcd - 13 years
liza - 4 years
carljm - 13 years
pydanny - 13 years
CerealBoy - 13 years
streetcleaner - 13 years
Indy - 13 years
speedy - 13 years
edv4rd0 - 13 years
Izual - 2 years
cstejerean - 13 years
ashugg - 13 years
paulsmith - 13 years
brianwisti - 13 years
sceptreofjudah - 13 years
PaulM - 13 years
adambrenecki - 13 years
MechanisM - 13 years
durden - 13 years
CaptainSay - 13 years
williamcomartin - 5 years
Bryan - 12 years
alex - 12 years
gsiegman - 12 years
louisr - 12 years
karlstolley - 12 years
eddymul - 12 years
Uche - 12 years
patricktaylor - 12 years
davidpaccoud - 12 years
larry - 3 years
jbeigel - 12 years
gklein - 12 years
bitprophet - 12 years
DataShed - 2 years
leveille - 3 years
Vector - 11 years
greyfade - 11 years
theanalyst - 11 years
mhh91 - 11 years
whosaysni - 10 years
abtin - 10 years
tpherndon - 10 years
thaostra - 10 years
gniero - 10 years
mwalling - 10 years
ukazap - 10 years
pejrak - 10 years
zhemao - 9 years
gridaphobe - 9 years
skytreader - 9 years
xytop - 9 years
Raisapius - 9 years
ddd - 7 years
mgill25 - 7 years
angelausy - 7 years
2003–
Best distro. Period.
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2004–2007
Daily (home) OS for those years. I did not like the "super patched kernel" policy.
2004–
My current Linux distro of choice.
2004–
Switched from debian sid to warty preview
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2004–2011
2004–2005
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My dream OS. Turbocharged version of Debian.
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2005–2007
My last Linux desktop OS before I got a Mac.
2005–
Most recently Ubuntu Netbook Remix
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Used to dual-boot between Ubuntu and Windows 2000. Now I just used Ubuntu on the occasional web server.
2005–
Definitely a love/hate relationship. I like starting with a reasonable base, but major version updates are always an upheaval.
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Still have my original Hoary Hedgehog disk. It was good then, and it gets better every day.
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2005–
First time I used it was in 2007 when I took a class in which I had to use Linux. Someone said it Just Works, and since I was swamped with homework at the time I installed it and yes, it Just Worked right out of the box. I've been meaning to move to something more advanced because we all know this ease of use is at the expense of system bloat, but I don't have time to learn anything more...
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2005–
Currently deploying Ubuntu 10.04 in production.
2006–
I think I started with it in 2006. I installed it on a Desktop machine and experience joy. Used it intermittently ever since.
2006–
Most polished desktop Linux. I use it on all my machines.
2006–
The Linux distribution of my choice, until now. Simple to use, easy for the beginner and its automation about a few things makes it user friendly. I also, couldn't say it is unstable or broken. It just works in most of the cases.
2006–
I think I started using it around 06. Not sure. Might have been 05. Still use it at course.
2006–
My favorite Linux distribution for desktop
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2006–2007
Tried this OS out for a month and formatted. Didn't like the Gnome and switched to Kubuntu on my laptop for some months. I kept it for some time though it didn't seem so stable as Ubuntu, whereas other distros with KDE were more stable.
2006–
Didn't feel the need use Ubuntu until I got a second-hand G4 iBook and wanted to dual boot Linux and Mac OS X. Ubuntu was an excellent choice, even though the PPC arch was dropped soon thereafter.
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2006–
Using it from time to time, mostly to set up Desktops for other people.
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2006–2009
Still on my Mini 9 but OS X replaced as my main OS.
2006–
My primary distro these days, although I still dally with others.
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Ubuntu rocks
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My primary desktop OS.
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Moved to Ubuntu Server after my Gentoo server days (mostly effected by a job switch), but in a way it was a relaunch of my love affair with Debian proper that had begun in 2001. I still find it the "best" server OS, marrying the best things about Debian with a set of newer packages and some other conveniences.
2007–
The only OS I'll ever run my web servers with. I use the desktop versions every now and then, but solely for development related use.
2007–
My preferred server OS
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My current and favorite distro.
2007–2011
2007–2009
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Installed on my laptop, alongside Vista. Rarely reboot.
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2008–2010
2008–2009
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My first venture into the wonderful world of GNU/Linux
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2009–
A friend of mine introduced me to this operating system. Tried it, liked it, installed it over Windows and never looked back. Despite dabbling with various operating systems, Ubuntu still serves as my desktop.
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I use alongside Windows. Got my first (free to order back then) Live CD of 9.04 My favorite environment for development.
2010–
I use Xubuntu on my old computer. Runs like crap since I botched the install, but meh.
2010–
Writing this from Ubuntu :P Not the best desktop system though.. But for web-developer that's the best choice.. as every other linux :)
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My current Linux distro of choice.
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May
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Was already using it on and off over the years, but started using seriously in 2012.
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