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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1998-99
by Xeon3D on Sun 12th Apr 2009 05:22 UTC
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For me it was around 98, 99.

I remember buying a magazine that had RedHat 5.2 on the Cover CD. At the time I was working in a brand new computer shop and since I had time to kill, I've decided to install it on the boss' machine with his permission of course.

Things didn't go well the first time, so I printed a manual (or similar) on a Trusty Old HP Deskjet 510, around 300 pages (can't really be precise, but it was a lot), and then after much reading and trying, I was sucesseful.

Since then I've been trying most of the distro's and alternative OSes that come out, but my favourite still is BeOS with SLED\Ubuntu\QNX on a close 2nd ;)

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