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
83
29%
Between 30-39
74
26%
Above 40
125
43%
 
Total votes: 289

aremef
Posts: 1
Joined: 2018/01/19 16:02:57

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

Postby aremef » 2018/01/19 18:43:23

48. Been using CentOS for a couple days, but we've been using RedHat at work since....EL2 I think, and i'd personally been using Redhat since the non-EL version 4 days. Been using Linux since before Slackware existed.

Yep. Old geezer.

:mrgreen:

desertcat
Posts: 299
Joined: 2014/08/07 02:17:29

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

Postby desertcat » 2018/01/20 07:20:48

aremef wrote:48. Been using CentOS for a couple days, but we've been using RedHat at work since....EL2 I think, and i'd personally been using Redhat since the non-EL version 4 days. Been using Linux since before Slackware existed.

Yep. Old geezer.

:mrgreen:


48?!? Not quite an "Old Geezer", but Yeah you've been using LINUX a L-O-N-G time.

rusty
Posts: 3
Joined: 2018/01/16 03:37:14

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

Postby rusty » 2018/01/24 07:09:47

57, ex-2nd-gen IBM'er Always more of a HW guy, used to scavenge working vacuum tubes from junk pickup day to fix old radios when I was like ten...
One day in '82 I was working in VM :D on my green-screen CRT when a guy came and plopped a tan box with two 360k floppy drives on my desk. Then I got copies of Peachtree and Lotus 1-2-3...
I think I first heard the word 'Linux' around 1992 or so. Towards the end I had a sweet Lenovo W-530 with full blown RHEL and a Windows VM integrated just enough drive me nuts every couple of weeks. I've managed to stuff most of that into an old T-410 personal box running Centos, but the bitch just blew up on me this week when I tried to update to Centos 7.4 and ended up with hundreds of duplicate files for both 7.3 and 7.4 in the same instance. Lather-Rinse-Repeat
rusty

boosandy
Posts: 3
Joined: 2018/03/25 15:17:18

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

Postby boosandy » 2018/03/25 15:22:03

Omg so many experienced people actually use Cent OS. Feels good !! :o

aegersz
Posts: 77
Joined: 2016/04/04 07:42:58

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

Postby aegersz » 2018/03/27 13:12:38

I wound up as a mainframe dinosaur with multiple drug addictions to juggle with limited interest in computers as i worked with binary and assembler - a systems guy.

Then a friend asked me to build a drug forum and i had already played with freebsd and took an interest in linux - a command line, speed and free !

I had a few computers - maybe 10 crappy ones.

So i asked a mate for some hardware that i could build a website on and he gave me a VPS with CentOS on it.

He didn't want anything to do with my drug site so i had to do everything.

40 months later i am a Linux engineer and the drug harm reduction site just runs itself.

If it werent for people like Trevor, i wouldn't have made as much progress but i love CentOS.

I am 55 but programming takes me ages.

So CentOS, my passion for free speech, humane drug laws and open source software gave me a new lease on life.

I am the DBA, the Sysadmin; the Network guy and the user :geek:

Yukon
Posts: 22
Joined: 2018/03/15 10:52:15

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

Postby Yukon » 2018/04/07 18:32:27

I'm too old at 40 years and feel like I'm 80 years old with the stress.
I have been using CentOS 7 on multiple servers for 2 years but only the last 6 months or so am I fully responsible for the servers.

calcatinge
Posts: 1
Joined: 2018/04/16 20:43:38

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

Postby calcatinge » 2018/04/16 20:50:36

Hi. I'm 35, I'm using Linux for the last 15 years, and CentOS 7 for the last year only. I use CentOS on my Servers and Desktops too. I have been using Ubuntu, openSUSE, Debian, Fedora, and now CentOS. In this order :). I am an architect and urban planner, with special interest in Linux system administration and programming.