What hooked you into Debian/*nix?

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Re: What hooked you into Debian/*nix?

Postby steve_v » 2017-05-17 08:42

n_hologram wrote:Simple title and intent - what got you into using an operating system that only computer nerds and NASA specialists prefer?
Windows. :P
And curiosity.

DOS -> Windows -> Slackware -> RedHat -> Gentoo -> LFS -> Slackware -> Debian.
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Re: What hooked you into Debian/*nix?

Postby ticojohn » 2017-05-17 13:44

Freedom from corporate greed !
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Re: What hooked you into Debian/*nix?

Postby pendrachken » 2017-05-27 17:48

Curiosity. Then work, and how useful it was for some tasks, even if it was absolute crap at other tasks.

Went something like DOS > DOS + Windows shell ( 3.x / 9x ) > NT 3/4 / Win9x > WinME / 2K / XP / RedHatL5 ( and RPM hell - Note, not RHEL ) > 2K / XP RedhatL6 ( and RPM hell - not RHEL ) > gentoo ( finally dependencies resolved on install request ) / XP / 2K > Debian + windows versions > Debian + Windows + Mac OS/X + *BSD

Basically, it all comes down to what tool fits the job I want to do the best. For some cases that is Linux, for others it is Windows or Mac. I'm not married to any one system, and I am not a FOSS / OSS zealot. I use FOSS when I can, contribute back if possible, but in the end I will use what works the best for the job I need. If it happens that proprietary software handles everything I need it to do for my job better, I won't use FOSS stuff that doesn't do the job as well ( otherwise I would be using it ).
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Re: What hooked you into Debian/*nix?

Postby emariz » 2017-05-28 17:27

Coherence hooked me into GNU/Linux (1); Aptitude, into Debian.

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