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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already so long ..
by poohgee on Sat 11th Apr 2009 22:49 UTC
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2005-08-13

"Winmodems, anyone?." : muda
Oh yeah ! - getting some damn life out of these things .. ;)

For me it is a bit less than 10 years ago .

SuSE 8.1 bought in the shop with manuals (in blue AFAIR).
Except for short durations of being on Vectorlinux or Live-CDs ,I have been a reasonably happy Chameleon since (SuSE 11.1 - Windowmaker) .

For me the reason was a butchered partition table by using Windows fdisk one time too many .

The idea of OSS I also found very interesting at the time .

Quite incredible how far Linux and OSS in general has spread in the meanwhile .

I remember reading that suppossedly Linux could show up hardware failures earlier because it talked to the hardware more aggressivly ;) - and of course : Never ! log in as root !

BTW osnews.com was the first regular geek site i visited & have daily for the last 9 years or so - just had to register to comment a few years later .

Edited 2009-04-11 22:53 UTC

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