|We’re not all that predictable. My first experience with Linux was at the hands of Slackware, back when it was the only “distribution” in the modern sense of the word. Then I stopped using it for a couple years because I couldn’t do anything useful with it.
When I got around to taking another look at Linux, I did some checking around and heard that there’s this really scary distribution called “Debian” which is impossible for mere mortals to install and is far and away harder than any other. So I headed straight to debian.org and started downloading.
Needless to say, I discovered that, compared to Slackware in ’95, Debian was a little easier to install and it’s pure joy to run and maintain. Still, though, I probably should get around to figuring out how to run an rpm-based system one of these days…