Happy birthday, Linux: 27 years

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Linux celebrates another birthday today—27 years! And we couldn't be more pleased to share in the excitement. Many of our readers are Linux users, fans, nerds... the list of adjectives describing them goes on. What would you call yourself? 

I'd say I'm a Linux newbie with mad respect. On the technical side, I installed Linux for the first time in 2014. On the community side, I've been working with Linux folks for six years as an editor for Opensource.com. Because we gather and publish articles from the great, wide community of users out there, I meet and get to know hundreds of Linux users from all walks of life, of all ages and stages on their Linux journey. It's a fascinating world, because Linux is eating the world with its millions of users, but also because Linux users are a passionate bunch. They feel that they're on to something special. And they are.

Find out more about what makes Linux special from 10 of our top Linux articles from the past few years.

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I'd say I'm a Linux newbie, I installed Linux for the first time in 2014.And I'm love Linux OS

What was your first distro? And is it still your current distro?
My first was Linux Mint in 2011, been on Solus since 2017.

In reply to by Authman Shaery

My first distro I ever tried was oddly the Lin4Astro, then i started using Knoppix, for while in 2007. I ve been on and of between linux and windows.
I mostly used ubuntu on a USB with persistence in internet cafes and other people's machines. It made it eadier to borrow computers from people when you tell them you don't need their OS and hard drive.
In 2013 i started using linux most of the time. In 2014 elementry was the first distro stopping me from distro hopping for a while then moved to manjaro. After that in 2015 i installed vanilla arch for the first time.
In the Q4 2015 i started looking for something special: cutting edge-ish while stable for a daily driver, independent. Simple ui while not boring.. Xfce was my favorite so far. Then i found out the blasing fast KaOS with the beautiful plasma DE. It was super awesome but lacked some important software that wasnt available as 64bit. And BOOOOM!!! Finally evolveOS came to life as Solus. And i'm in Solus now since rc4 from Dec. 2015. The longest time i eve been on a distro ever and not thinking of changing it anytime soon

In reply to by Aku

Hi Aku.

My first distro: Ubuntu 7.10 for several years.
My current distro: Debian Stable 9 for almost 2 years.

In reply to by Aku

My first distribution was Red Hat Linux 7. Not Enterprise, but the original Red Hat Linux, in 2000. I still have the boxed set as well as the Red Hat Linux 9 boxed set.

In reply to by Aku

And here's to many many more years.



I feel, Linux is the best thing that happened to the worked.


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