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
91
28%
Between 30-39
87
27%
Above 40
137
43%
 
Total votes: 322

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

Post by yvasilev » 2015/09/16 14:06:30

Almost 30.
Using CentOS on my workstation for few weeks now, works perfect :D

snichor
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Joined: 2015/08/01 12:52:36

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

Post by snichor » 2015/10/08 09:48:01

49. Been using CentOS for ~2 years. Been using Linux for a bit longer; started with Slakware in mid-1995. Worked on Red Hat since about 1998, continued on to RHEL in 2004. Now work on RHEL/CentOS/Fedora.

SeijiSensei
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Joined: 2015/10/05 21:25:41

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

Post by SeijiSensei » 2015/10/08 17:50:38

I'm 65. I've been using RedHat or its derivatives on servers since 1995 or maybe 1996. Before that we were using Slackware on about two dozen 3 1/2" floppies.
altiris wrote:I find it kind of interesting how many of us here are in their 30s and 40s (20s also) and are able to frimly grasp working with CentOS where there are people younger or also same age that are not able to understand anything when it comes to Linux or computers.
I've used everything from mainframes to time-shared minicomputers to PCs to, nowadays, cloud-based virtual machines. When PCs arrived, people my age learned to use DOS and text-mode programs. I've never had any issues about typing commands at a console in Linux, because I had done so for years on other platforms. If you use CentOS on servers like I do, and manage them remotely with SSH, you eventually learn how to do nifty things in the bash shell.

Here's an example. One client had a list of over 40,000 email addresses from which he needed to remove any duplicates, sort by domain, then filter out specific domains from the list. He started doing that in Excel but found it difficult to use the right set of functions, especially when it came to removing duplicates. He handed the list to me, and I ran it though tr, sed, sort, uniq, and grep using a single command with pipes. Tasks like that are much easier once you know your way around the shell.

I made myself invaluable to one project in the late 1960's by learning IBM Job Control Language. Our institution was making the transition from "second-generation" mainframes like the IBM 7094 to the new, multi-processing, IBM 360 where mounting devices required arcane JCL syntax. We had mountains of data on magnetic tapes, so knowing JCL was critical.

Walkin.Blue
Posts: 41
Joined: 2015/10/21 01:09:22
Location: West Java, Indonesia

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

Post by Walkin.Blue » 2015/10/23 06:27:35

31. I don't remember. May be almost 2 years now since Centos6.4 released
-- Documentation is part of science

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

Post by lsatenstein » 2015/12/19 15:16:47

Age 75. Male, Grandfather
Profession. Retired software developer for ERP systems,
Unix use/database 1998 to date
Linux use 2004 to date
Fedora use 2004 to date
Centos use off and on since 2006

I am trying Centos 7.2. KDE (got fed up with Gnome)
I use Linux to write C code, and to follow on-line courses in networking, encryption, algorithms, programming (moving from C to C++ and Python)
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Leslie Satenstein

linuxxer
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Joined: 2015/12/18 01:47:58

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

Post by linuxxer » 2015/12/20 04:09:49

I am 47
Profession: Home Caregiver
I use linux since 10 years and use ubuntu, mageia, arch and centos since 2 days.

linuxnewb
Posts: 52
Joined: 2015/03/10 08:48:41

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

Post by linuxnewb » 2015/12/26 14:18:33

It's a little creepy! :D

I'm 40 (which based on the age ranges in the poll is where life ends! :lol: )

I recently found an old book I own published in 1999 with the title "Red Hat Linux 6 Unleashed". I first tinkered with Linux a few years before then but nothing serious. I've ran Linux web servers for nearly ten years, ran various flavours of Linux desktop during the last 5 years or so, but only been a full-time Linux desktop user on my main PC for a year.

I started using CentOS 7 as a desktop platform because it's the same environment as my web servers, and because the KDE desktop on CentOS is nice. :)

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

Post by lsatenstein » 2016/01/08 13:11:34

Age 75
Used Centos since version 3.x

Now just enjoying the times as ROF.










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ROF=Retired Old Fart
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Leslie Satenstein

hari
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Joined: 2007/01/03 11:00:39
Location: India/USA

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

Post by hari » 2016/01/08 19:03:04

CentOS user since 2006

ChrisE
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Joined: 2015/08/02 20:46:46

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

Post by ChrisE » 2016/01/19 22:49:23

25 and been using CentOS for 10/11 years 8-)

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