I've been using Linux since around 1998 starting with Mandrake which I very soon broke with it's primitive package manager and my ignorance. I tried several, including Corel which became Xandros and which I kept buying until 2008. Once I started hanging around IRC in various Linux channels, I got hipped to Slackware at v6. I'm on v13 now on this box but have kept v12 on 3 other boxes until I get used to the quantum leap of 13.
I am in Slackware approximately 70% of the time since 2001, even including my year long HalfLife2 addiction which caused me to boot (ugh!) windoze far more regularly than I like. My recent infatuation with Quake Live and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars stopped that.
I do still use OS/2 Warp 4.5 occaisionally (a Russian hacker site calls it the best Unix ever, even though that isn't quite accurate) partly because it was my 1st GUI way back in 1993 and it's still amazing...just can't quite compete with Free.
This last week I replaced Xandros with a heavily
modded Ubuntu/Kubuntu 10.04 (yes, combined
) outlined in another thread. I really don't expect it to have the remotest chance of usurping the throne from Slackware (even gentoo, arch and FreeBSD didn't do that), but it is pretty cool once I hacked and slashed.
Anyway, I love Linux and the OpenSource community. So, "Hello! fellow tuxers... 'Sup?"