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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First Linux
by the steven on Sun 12th Apr 2009 13:07 UTC
the steven
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2006-02-01

I first downloaded Linux from AOL around '97. I had to rawwrite the images to disk. If I remember correctly, it took about 15 disks. It took the better part of a day, but once I got X running, I could see it had some potential. I played with it on and off for a while until I got Slackware Walnut Creek. To put it simply, Root Canal was more fun... but it ran.

About every year or so, I'd install a diferent distro and for a while I stayed with Caldera, and then Mandrake (dating myself) but I've been usining Ubuntu since v5 and I think I'll stay with it for a while.

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