How old are you? How long have you used CentOS?

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How old are you?

Under 18
7
2%
Between 18-29
89
29%
Between 30-39
81
26%
Above 40
132
43%
 
Total votes: 309

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ysc
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Re: How old are you? How long have you used CentOS?

Post by ysc » 2018/10/19 10:13:42

I think it is kind of surprising that 42 per cent of people are above 40---way above that 26 per cent of people in their thirties, which I was expecting to be the modal value :lol:

MartinR
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Re: How old are you? How long have you used CentOS?

Post by MartinR » 2018/10/19 10:49:58

Why? The ranges are effectively 12, 10 and 25 years (taking 18-65 as working life). The ranges tell me more about the questioner than the replies do about usage!

AliceWonder
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Re: How old are you? How long have you used CentOS?

Post by AliceWonder » 2018/11/01 13:08:58

I don't know if I voted, looks like posted some time ago, but - 40+ and have been using CentOS since CentOS 5 and before that used Fedora until I got tired of it going EOL as soon as it was stable and before that used Red Hat.

My first distro was MKLinux DR3 (port of Red Hat 5.1 to Mach Mikrokernel running on PPC hardware - Beige G3 in my case)

I wanted to learn to program. Someone gave me a brand new boxed C++ compiler (I forget vendor, I think Symantic ???) for MacOS but it wouldn't work in MacOS 8, so I went to a ComputerWare in Berkeley to buy OS 7.6.1 where they told me it wouldn't run on a G3.

Looking for a solution, I found out about this thing called Linux. I looked to see if I could use it on a Mac and MKLinux ran on Macs, but DR2 did not run on G3 - so I pre-ordered DR3 which included G3 support. Rest is history.

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