A friend of mine installed a RH 5.2 on my laptop but I never really got into Linux before the Mandrake 7 release, a truly revolutionary desktop Linux. As I recall the first one to carry a graphical installer and setup to produce a some what useful desktop (at that point KDE1). After having used this along side with Windows for a while I celebrated my 18th birthday by replacing both with Debian. That is the last time I ever used Windows on any of my machines. A detour over LFS and then to Gentoo for a couple of years where I really got involved in the community, also when I switched to GNOME. Building packages, learning my way around the community. After compiling got boring, I ended up with Arch Linux but that turned out to be way to unstable and I had been flirting with Fedora for a while. It has been home pretty much since FC1 with little sidesteps every once in a while.
2) What is your preferred $your_distribution version?
I am always on the latest Fedora but lately also the most recent Ubuntu. I find that Fedora 10 works really well for me.
3) Write a short story (more like and anecdote) about your past distribution.
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