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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summer ' 96
by capricorn_tm on Sun 12th Apr 2009 13:37 UTC
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2005-12-31

It is a hot summer, I'm troath deep in my law finals, my girl dumped me after 4 years and I'm facing my first year of Aikido stages around Italy.

It is in that fruitful moment that I'm working on some word file and in the middle of nothing, the system freezes and a popup appears in the middle of my CRT

"ok/cancel"

Nothing else, no info, no explanations, just Ok/cancel button floating on that ill -gray colored popup.

I press Cancel and Word crashes and the explorer and then the system gives a BSOD.

I reboot, think about it for a second and then realize that enough is enough.

I could not afford a second PC ( me and my brother shared that one) so I bought a second HD and installed with the help of a friend Mandrake, quickly settled for KDE and started to have a life.

The system was built in this way, main boot on Windows, Grub installed on the HD and a second partition on the Linux HD formatted in Fat 32 to allow the two to swap data.

Little prank I played to my brother, main HD would have been know from there on "Pharao", secondariy partition on the linux drive "red_sea" and main Linux partition "Moses" ( home was from then on "Zion")
I still use XP for work and the occasional ( mind me, REALLY occasional) gaming, but never Looked back and bloody happy of it.

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