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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Hating Linux since 1996
by biffuz on Sun 12th Apr 2009 10:18 UTC
biffuz
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2006-03-27

The first time I tried Linux was around 1996, a Slackware with an 1.3 kernel if I remember. And this is were I started to hate Linux: it took a week and several reinstalls before I could make my S3 Trio-something card running at anything else than 320x200, it didn't know what to do with that strange card of mine with those "line in" and "line out" jacks, the scanner was supposed to be working but it gave no signs of life, I couldn't connect to the Internet even following my ISP's instructions step-by-step, and what's a printer???
Then I noticed that, even if I could turn it into something usable, there was nothing to do with it: no interesting games or desktop apps, boring developer tools, etc. A lot of network things, but I didn't have any network.

Instead, Win95 was just working and there were a lot of cool things to do.

So, I never managed to actually use Linux. Instead, I fallen in love with BeOS (hardware support still poor, but a lot of cool things to do), and now my main OS is OS X (works wonderfully + cool things).

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