Garuda Linux review/write up @ TechRepublic.com

I am likely the oldest at 63 yrs old.

Our 28 yr old son used Linux all of his life. He leads Research and Development for a major autonomous vehicle company where nearly everything runs on Linux.

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I mean longest at using linux. What distros did you use

Fedora back in the late 90s (starting 1996?) and then SUSE from around 1999 until Mint in 2007. Tried a few others like Enlightenment but not as our primary desktop.

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Sorry dude, at 63yo, you are not even close to the oldest. I am 78yo and there are some on here who are older than me.

Oh, I wrote my first program in 1963. And a big Welcome to the Garuda Forum.

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Then whos the youngest?

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Probably not!

Before linus? how is that possible?

That's called hyperbole.
:wink:

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Nope. Several of us have you beat. I'm near-69 and @mandog is a year older. :wink: But you've been running Linux a couple years longer than a few of us and certainly you're well versed at enterprise.

Garuda is Arch-based and tweaked to hell-and-gone. With pretty clothes. And the developers eat their own dogfood, always a plus.)

That's raising 'em right! :smiley:

Welcome to Garuda and welcome to the forum!

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The developers are dogs confirmed :dog:

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:slap: :slap: :slap: :slap:

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I know it was Sept 1993 because it was three months before I moved to the USA. Linus was already out there and very vocal by 1993. He started Linux a couple years before that. I was a newbie in a large swamp of hilarious people. One guy took a train from the south of the Netherlands (Limburg) for 3.5 hrs to help me suss out a HW issue with a PC I had just built. I drove him back home as thanks.

Those original people across the globe committed me to helping as much as I could back then when Microsoft was the Big Bad Nasty Meanie.

And here's the funny thing to me, many of my customers are fully dedicated to Microsoft Azure cloud but I ALWAYS put all of their infrastructure on Linux. Linux has about 65% of all VMs and dedicated HW instances in Azure as of Dec 2020.

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Very cool! From what my aerospace father's employees told me, back in those days it was difficult to network with other devs. How did you connect up with other coders back then? NASA had a boatload of them locked up, but even then they were working at universities. My older, just now retired brother of 71 was a COBOL master in telecom for many years. He was on very early projects for mobile networking, it all sounded like Sci Fi in the mid-70's.

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True story - I just returned home from a 50km round trip. It's very nice here in AZ today, it's 28C outside and sunny. There was a pickup truck in the lane to the left of me and I swore that I saw the top of a dog head. We pulled up to a stop light and yes, two Golden Retrievers were in the back, sitting still being very good boys.

I called over to them "Hey there puppies!" They came over and bent down so I could scratch their chins. Made my day. I'll bet they have all sorts of AI routines in their heads, they just need either thumbs or dog speech recognition to get them into production. :grin:

Though I am an architect, my area of expertise is speech recognition and then text to speech. Perhaps I need to work on the dog to human interface? :dog:

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I'm 72 by the way and still doing fine

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How the years go by :slight_smile:


BTW, you don't see the 69 years on c00ter. :wink:


And Arch is the best brain jogging there is.

For everybody :smiley:


OT

We are only as old as we feel. :wink:
Hmm, in german.
Wir sind immer nur so alt wie wir uns anfühlen. :wink:

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Arch jogs the brain so BTRFS can kill it.

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That's it we are only as old as we feel all my friends and my wife, are half my age none of us see a age difference.

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On my 50th birthday, I just stayed in bed.
Had I known there were worse days, I would have got up and celebrated. :rofl:

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Now I am finally as old as I always felt. :rofl:

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