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 kaiwai on Sun 12th Apr 2009 04:19 UTC
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Started using it around 1995 after being bitterly disappointed having moved from my Amiga 500 to Windows 95 only to find that the upgrade wasn't so much of an upgrade after all. I went full time Linux that moment, I dabbled with FreeBSD and Solaris (gradually moving to FreeBSD pretty much full time after a couple of years with Linux). I moved fulltime to FreeBSD in 2000 when I bought my new computer from Dell. In 2001/2002 I moved to Mac after I saw and used Mac OS X for the first time, IIRC it was 10.2.x on an eMac (my first Mac) - from then on its been all Mac for me.

The one thing Linux made me do is actually sit down and learn the fundamentals of computers instead of the piecemeal approach I used before. It also exposed me to a whole new and different way of how software can designed and how one can use their computer. Linux has been a tough master at times but it's good to be forced to think about things rather than surrendering everything over to the operating system and remaining clueless as to what is occurring behind the scenes.

Edited 2009-04-12 04:22 UTC

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