Thats rather interesting, helps see what comes from where.
My first venture into the dark side was SuSe 7 Profesional in about 2000, I bought it to get all the cool manuals their boxed versions used to come with.
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"Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet."
SuSe 7 was my first one too. Was a long time ago but enjoyed it. Only crap thing was that I had to take out my graphics card as from Suse 7 they stopped supporting nvdia as a standard (the drivers had to be downloaded) and this was a little issue for me. But since then I have come a long way with Linux and I've never looked back.
<I still have that green box with the 5 cds and the dvd and the million manuals with descriptions of each and every application>
*request for [IMG] tags to be allowed in Linux section*
Ah still remember my first wander down the linux path (did not last long back then), and that was in 2000/2001 with redhat 6, when it was still only redhat, not redhat enterprise or fedora, just plain ol redhat. Bought the cd at the computer faire at gallagher for R20
Started off with Slackware in 1997-98 where you had to create boot disks, and do the painful install that way.
Also got SuSE 7.1 Professional with all the CD's and manuals, is pondering on whether to throw it away or not.
My first venture into Linux was on a little distro called "Phat Linux" (I was around 11 years old and it was the only one I could find to download - I had never even heard the phrase "FTP" at that point), after convincing my dad to download it from work (he works at a university), I took it home and installed it (this must have been around 1997/98). After playing with it for a few weeks, and not really getting anywhere - mainly because I was so young, and it didn't play my games - I decided to go back to Windows 98 SE. Thereafter I found myself playing with various Linux distros over the years, Mandrake 7, SuSE 8, and so on, never really getting into it. Then came 2005, I had just left school and had a lot more time to mess around, leading me to install Gentoo which, I'm sure you'll agree, is an awesome distro (and if you don't, you're wrong ). Since then, I've pretty much used some or other distro of Linux on my laptop and work pcs. Nowadays I tend to run Kubuntu on my laptop/work pc and Gentoo on my home servers.