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
90
28%
Between 30-39
85
27%
Above 40
134
42%
 
Total votes: 316

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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:

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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!

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

Post by jmacdougca » 2018/11/25 22:51:33

6 years but mostly using Windows in parellell, which is stupid yes i know,
good news is I am phasing out Windows out my my life and will be using Fedora distro on my laptop and Centos on my enterprise server.
I am super excited to level up! I fèè| like i going to get exponential gains here pretty soon =0)
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Re: How old are you? How long have you used CentOS?

Post by jmacdougca » 2018/11/25 22:53:44

ysc wrote:
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:
We got a good mix here which is ideal, lot's of younger computer scientists, which is great to transfer the knowledge to from the grandfather
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Re: How old are you? How long have you used CentOS?

Post by obi » 2019/04/30 20:28:25

Glad there's still room on this earth for old people. I am new to Linux in General and CentOS is my latest addition. But I started out with the Sinclair ZX81 and later the Commodore 64. Basic, Pascal, C, C++ and Java.

For many years (too many) I’ve pursued my musical talent professionally; it was supposed to be a win-win situation - do what I enjoy and good at, while earning a living. It turned out to be a lose-lose: making a meager income, while increasingly becoming dissatisfied with music.

So now, in my _advanced_ age of 50, I’m dropping the music bit and looking dive back into computers. It’s a serious undertaking, but I’m enjoying it. More than anything, I’m enjoying having amazing people like you guys, who selflessly help people like myself all the time. That’s pretty amazing in my view.

I’m hoping to be able - perhaps a year down the road - to take a job as an entry level Linux SysAdmin. That would be just awesome, and hopefully, I’m being realistic.

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

Post by MartinR » 2019/04/30 21:55:57

Be aware that there is a LOT of age prejudice in the computer industry. If you're over 40 you are too old, and if you haven't got a relevant degree you won't get past HR (who know nothing about computers but a great deal about paperwork).

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

Post by obi » 2019/05/01 19:43:12

Yes, I am well aware of this prejudice. Going through HR would be like running into a brick wall. In my case, finding a job would have to be done in some other way. It's often through the people whom we know, that things happen. I know that there are many like me out there, in a similar situation.

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

Post by lib2know » 2019/05/06 05:38:20

Hello out there,
I installed it a couple of times but just really start ...
thanks god for this great community
cheers

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

Post by addmin » 2019/05/07 11:18:45

obi wrote:
2019/05/01 19:43:12
Yes, I am well aware of this prejudice. Going through HR would be like running into a brick wall. In my case, finding a job would have to be done in some other way. It's often through the people whom we know, that things happen. I know that there are many like me out there, in a similar situation.
Oh well, I waited and waited long to find the linux millennial jobless list and here it is.
I agree with the view that finding jobs have to be done in other ways as market has been hijacked by offensive stackoverflow, surrendered github and surveillance of linkedIn - all firmly now under Gates.
Interviews now come under something similar to official secret Act and formula seems to be : quick answers ( memory ) or referral , or a older millennial's sacrifice for younger gen-z. why would any CEO/manager hire a rival of his age next to him in age of readymade clouds and containers ! The sacrifice of one generation provides CEOs with cheaper younger and unquestioning labour which can be seen in every economic cycle. The easiest indicator is to see how many top bosses have left their positions in time. None. The assumption is once they train the model filling with 2nd generation who don't have knowledge of their corruption they are safe.
The HR-CEO model is non-existent in the comparable pure science , maths, medicine , law or even journalism fields but has penetrated software industry like no other.

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