Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Sat 11th Apr 2009 20:55 UTC
Linux Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols at Computer World asks himself when he first started using Linux after attending the Linux Foundation Summit where several others were asked the same question. The Linux Foundation has posted a video of some of the answers; boy, do I feel young.
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by sbenitezb on Sat 11th Apr 2009 21:14 UTC
sbenitezb
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I knew about Linux before '96, but I could only get to it by that time. It was an Infomagick 6 CD set with Debian, Slackware and Red Hat. I used it with uucico to download Fidonet messages through my local BBS and then used some clone of GoldED to read the messages. That was real nice and was all console stuff.

Then I tried the X Window thing, back when you had to run win.com in your DOS, the X Windows with FVWM looked like Windows 95, almost. I didn't like it.

I remember choosing RedHat out of my own lack of knowledge, doing several reinstallations after screwing the system (not really, but what did I know).

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