I recently found a stack of CDs that contain nothing but Linux distros. The total number of CDs in my stash have reached 40. The oldest distros that I own is a copy of the Smoothwall firewall dating back to September 2003. The oldest Fedora distro I have is Fedora 10, and the oldest Ubuntu distro is Ubuntu 7.04.
But, I remember vaguely using Ubuntu 5.04 Hoary Hedgehog back in 2005. I switched back to Fedora shortly after because I didn’t like it that much. I tried Ubuntu a couple more times before finally settling with Ubuntu 7.04.
Also in my stash are copies of Fedora 10, 11, 12, 15 and the latest Fedora 16. I also have copies of: gos3, Open Solaris 2008.05, Linux Mint 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, Puppy Linux 5.25, Debian 184.108.40.206, Centos 6, Xubuntu 9.04, and OpenSuse, to name just a few.
I also have some odd ones like Clonezilla, Gparted 0.9.11, and the GParted Live CD.
In addition to the list mentioned, I also have an assortment of Ubuntu distros in varying architectures and processors starting with 32 bit, 64 bit, Intel and AMD processors.
It was very nostalgic to go through my stash of Linux CDs. I’ll keep them for old times sake.