What got you into Linux?

I’m with metlwrker (& Welcome) even going back to a little of Win 2.0.

My path to the Penguin was chequered (more like hopscotch really), receiving 3 CDs of Mandrake in 2002 for a favour done, and not knowing how to make the most of them.

A long hiatus followed, during which time I became quite anchored to XP, disenchanted with Vista, and last, quite liked Windows 7.

In 2011, Ubuntu was working with 11.04 Natty Narwhal and later 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot saw the introduction of Unity as default DE which did not grab me. I got a DVD on a PC mag which featured a remix of 11.10 sans Unity, and did a little with it. But it was not until making use of Ubuntu’s WUBI feature that I really got my teeth into it.

In 2013, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin got WUBIed onto the Vista box, soon to be replaced by 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr. Even though I was still not a Unity fan, I loved the Linux, and so on the Windows 7 box in mid 2014, I gave 1TB to each of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 full install.

September 2014 I crossed my Rubicon and blew away Windows 7 and we have been a Linux household ever since. In October, I was dual-booting with Zorin OS 9, and then tripling with Linux Mint 17.0 Qiana MATE.

Since then I have tried about 70 LInux or more, and currently run 46 – 33 in the Garage, 11 in the Study, and two (soon 4) on the wife’s laptop.