Hello all. Been playing with Garuda for a month or so now. Good job all who made this possible, it has everything I usually want, except easy ZFS root install, hopefully that will come some day to all distros so I can finally toss my script. I've been using *nix for ~20 years, my first distro was Mandrake Linux for XBOX.
My first computer was a Vic-20 with tape drive (yes I'm that old). Then, TRS-80 (why?) -> IBM 5170 w/Gravis Ultrasound (Leather Goddesses of Phobos!/Leisure Suit Larry!) -> Macintosh Plus with a 20MB external Hard Drive -> (Teen ????? Party Time! Excellent! ????? Years) -> Dreamcast -> XBOX. I included DC because you could surf the web on it. I also ran Galaxy Star 604 BBS on my old IBM for years. I miss those days. Why am I not on the list?!
I even ran a Fidonet Node, can't believe they are still around.
Then after a couple years living on my own, making good money, I got a Dell XPS gen3, which I purchased on the new fangled world wide webz using my XBOX running Linux and a super fast 1Mbit broadband connection, suck it 56k! I paid a lot for that damn thing, I was young and dumb and Dell ripped me a new one. I still have it, going to turn it into a retro Windows 98/DOS machine. Taking that sucker to the grave!
I quickly moved on to Debian, Arch when it was in it's infancy and of course BSD and even Haiku which I still play around with to this day. I think I've tried every OS there ever was. I've also hacked/modded every device I've ever owned, because I can. It's getting harder and harder though, so much glue! SUPPORT RIGHT TO REPAIR!
Anyhoo, that's where I come from. Maybe some of my obscure knowledge will be helpful to someone, somewhere, someday.
Greets from Surrey, BC Canada eh!