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What OS did you use before migrating to Gentoo?
*BSD
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Debian
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Windows 9x
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Windows NT (2000, xp)
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BeOS
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Other Linux (post below)
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OS/2
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QNX
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Other (Post below)
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 10:34 pm    Post subject: What OS did you use before migrating to Gentoo? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2002 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SuSE and FreeBSD, well still using FreeBSD
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For real gaming, WinXP is still better, doesn't mean I live in it. It still has its own 4GB partition at the end of my harddrive. Can't live with it, can't live without it. I boot in to it, say, maybe ever 4 days; unless I'm on a mad gaming spree. :twisted: :twisted:


Now, if I could make battle.net work with Starcraft Brood War + Wine, I might "lose" a partition.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mandrake-->Slackware-->Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mandrake - Sorcerer - Gentoo
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

suse => debian => gentoo


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mandrake, Redhat, Slackware and, from the moment that I discovered it, gentoo. :)
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Redhat, SuSE, Mandrake, Debian and LinuxFromScratch (Still using it alongside Gentoo).
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slackware. OpenBSD on firewalls.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slackware.

I have still got Win XP installed, but I don't use it very often.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

redhat (5 years ago :) - slackware - linuxfromscratch - gentoo
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 12:59 pm    Post subject: Evolving Reply with quote

Texas Insrtuments TI?? :( -> Commodore 64 8) -> Amiga 500 :P -> win311 :oops: -> win95 :cry: -> windows 98se/XP :twisted: -> redhat :8O: -> lfs :roll: -> mandrake :x -> mandrake cooker (recompiled) :cry: -> rawhide (recompiled) :( -> gentoo (testing) :) -> sorcerer :lol: -> gentoo (gcc 3.x) :? -> debian (got bored) :o -> gentoo (2.95.3) :) -> gentoo (3.1) :D

Mandrake is fine for the lazy user, debian for the more conservative (stable) user, but gentoo is fine for everybody who wants the newest releases and has a powerfull processor and some idle time.
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 1:29 pm    Post subject: My trip Reply with quote

Amiga -> Mandrake (2 month) -> Redhat (2 month) -> Debian Potato (24 hours) -> Debian Unstable (A year and a half) -> Gentoo (4 days, gcc3.1 march=athlon -O3 -pipe)
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mac os 7.5 -> os 7.6 -> 8.0 -> 8.6 -> 9 -> osX PB -> 9.1 -> 9.2 -> osX -> Redhat -> Mandrake -> Gentoo
And have to have winblows on my lappy for school, use 2k on it and Gentoo.

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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

before I merged to gentoo I was using slackware
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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2002 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slackware 7.0 ;)

kept it running for 2 years ... then I began fucking it up installing new glibc ... Should have read some more howto's I guess. But it was the main reason to give gentoo a try

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nitro wrote:
For real gaming, WinXP is still better


I was doing this too, but in a fit of rage about certain old stuff not working ( I am an abandonware freak :-P ) I tore it off and put Win98 in its place this weekend. I'll probably pull it if the stability stuff keeps biting me in the ass.

I have Win98 around for playing Half Life / CS / DoD, which I can't quite seem to get working right in Wine, Master of Orion II, DungeonSiege, THPS2, JK II, and for Quake 2, for which I can't get the linux binaries to work at the moment, and can't get compiled from source yet.

One of the nice benefits of switching back to Win98 and the Talisman desktop ( http://www.lighttek.com/talisman.htm ) is that it starts in literally 1.5 seconds, and I can re-jig the interface to make it feel like a console. As I do all my office / mail / web / programming in Gentoo... thats great! :-)

Um, before all this it was:

Amiga 500 ( still own ) => Windows 3.11 / Dos => Windows NT => Windows 98SE => Redhat 5.2 => Redhat 6 => Redhat 7 => Debian => Gentoo.

Zing!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1993 win3.1
1994 slackware 1.0 (IIRC), win3.11
in between:
SuSE x.y, debian, win9x,
2001 SuSE exclusivly
may 2002: gentoo exclusivly

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

win 3.1 (a few days) --> win95 (about two years) --> win98 (about two and a half years) --> winme (about two years) --> winxp (still using it) -->mandrake (a month) -->redhat (a month) -->gentoo (a fortnight). As you can see I have had 6 years of computing hell!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2002 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Redhat 5.x -> SuSE 6.0 through 7.2 -> Debian -> Gentoo
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2002 2:27 am    Post subject: well.... Reply with quote

I tried peanut linux for a while and liked it...but I had issues so I went to win2k...best OS MS has put out I think (that isn't to say it doesn't have its shortcommings). then I BROUGHT Mandrake 7.1 and used that for a while. But then went back to win2k :( (damn games)

then I used redhat 7.1 and now I have been using gentoo for all of about a month...and loving it
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2002 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

c64/128 --> dos 5.0 + --> win 3.1 --> wfw 3.11 --> win 95 --> win 98 --> redhat (??) --> BeOS PE --> win 2000 pro --> mandrake 8.0 + --> Gentoo !

stil have win98se on a partition for directx gaming and such. i mainly just used win2kpro for stability -- now gentoo linux has taken over in that department. :D

i loved beos -- too bad they went under and got bought by palm. luckily, it looks like it might live on, in the form of openBeOS.

IMHO, screw winme, screw winxp. :P me was a shotty upgrade, fix. xp, well, it looks atractive because it's based on NT/2000, and is made more for gaming than 2000, but that online regestration crap, and something I read recently about the xp install overwriting partitions will forever turn me away from it.

sadyly, anyone that is seriously into gaming is pretty much forced to use an MS os. hopely, this will all change in the future.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2002 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

win 3.11 & slackware "around 1993"
win 95 & slackware "around 1995"
winnt & slackware & redhat "around 1996"
mandrake & corel linux (was working for them) & redhat "around 1999"
slackware & mandrake & redhat "around 2001"
redhat & mandrake & slackware & gentoo lots of gentoo "now"
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2002 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was sick of RedHat at work, and was about to install debian when gentoo hit 1.0. Haven't looked back.

BTW, gentoo desktop & solaris servers at work, debianh(sid) desktop, debian(potato) server and openbsd firewall at home.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2002 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Win 3.11 for Workgroups(5 Years!)/Unix Internet shell :wink: , Windows 95OSR2(3 Years) :twisted: , Windows98SuckyEdition(9 Months) :evil: , Windows XP(2 months) 8O , Lycoris D/LX Dual-boot(1 week) :? , 8) Debian 8) (2 Weeks), Gentoo (3 days) :D .

All of the Linuxes are XP dualboots, and compared to older MS OSes, XP kicks some major Win98SE. The Unix influence can be seen in XP, far more Unix-like then previous M$ crap, but not much Unix in there. Its a good OS, but compared to some other OSes CoughOSXCough, doesn't compare. Gentoo, on the other hand, is still in the works, but I've learned a TON from Gentoo. Far more than I learned in Debian or D/LX, and I have tons of time to learn some more!

[EDIT: Doh, forgot the Unix-shell for Primenet back in the 3.11 days]
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