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garywk

join:2001-03-06
Clarkston, WA
reply to me1212

Re: Good distro for a 60 year old man?

I don't think age really has much to do with the selection of a distro other than if someone is really slowing down mentally and then even Windows would be a real problem.

I never used a computer until I was in my late 40's. I started using Linux at age 50. My first Distro? Debian's Woody release when it was in testing. It took me three tries to get a working install because I didn't understand all the terminology about hard drives--a Woody install required a lot of knowledge--but I guessed/learned my way through after a few mistakes and a lot of research. It taught me a lot that I would never have learned using Windows or any installer that was less challenging.

I'll be forever greatful that I started where I did. The learning curve was steep, but I enjoyed ever minute of it. I still use Debian today. I've tried a few other distros but Debian has been my computing home since the first successful install.
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"Democracy extends the sphere of individual freedom socialism restricts it. Democracy attaches all possible value to each man; socialism makes each man a mere agent a mere number.... socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."

de Tocqueville