I've actually been using Linux for about 16 years now, and finally came across this site. Started with Linux about 2001 - checked out a copy of the Linux Bible from the local library and installed Red Hat from the included CDs. Managed to accidentally wipe Windows more than once in those early years while trying to figure out dual-booting. Joined a local LUG, which really accelerated the learning process; left after we moved. After much distro hopping, I seem to have currently settled on primarily on Fedora although my Dell Mini 10V and HP Stream 11 both run Ubuntu. For some reason I've never liked KDE; the journey has been been Gnome1 to Gnome2 to Xfce to LXDE to Mate.