Interesting to see everyone's replies.
After noodling with Unix in pre-historic times, I tried Linux when it was first out.
Dropped it and (Win)Dozed off a decade or so, only to be awoken by coworkers running amok in the office, crying "The Red-Hats are coming! The Red Hats are coming!"
A few years later, I got bored with Windows and took the 'shotgun approach' to finding out about Linux. I ordered a gazillion distros from one of the burn-and-churn distro CD shops online. (And, say, at $1 a pop, how can they possibly even keep the lights on!?)
UPS delivered 40+ CD's. I filled a drive distro by distro before I learned about multi-booting... (yes, ouch!)
Think it was late VL 3 or early 4, SOHO that bubbled up to the top of the pack, right above Slackware, BackTrace (which is really slackware), and Knoppix and Debian. The latter two only because of stuff they have I need - (until I finally learn to package that is
And oh yes, that funny, fat orange-brown looking distro - ah, what do they call it, SnoozeBuntoes?
It's disk1 is my favorite coffee coaster - 'cause it came the same color as my coffee - and you really need to be *awake* before you use it ;-P