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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RE: already so long ..
by StephenBeDoper on Sat 11th Apr 2009 23:54 UTC in reply to "already so long .."
StephenBeDoper
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Quite incredible how far Linux and OSS in general has spread in the meanwhile .


That's for sure. When I first played around with Linux: I had to manually change IRQs to get my network card working, it took about 6 hours of effort just to get X up and running, Netscape Navigator was the only "decent" available GUI browser, I ended up using PINE because every GUI mail client I tried required a local mail spool (aka, they couldn't connect to POP3 or SMTP servers directly), and there was the LILO issue with booting a Linux installation if the partition was past the 1024th cylinder.

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