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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A long, long time ago :P
by andreibosco on Sun 12th Apr 2009 13:46 UTC
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2005-07-06

I remember reading in some magazines and on the internet about this new OS called linux, how it was so interesting to use, learn and it was "open and free" (weird and magic words back then). It was december 98, I was 13 years old, and I finally got a redhat 5.2 based distro CD (Red Hat Conectiva Linux Guarani - yup, it had a huge name, didn't it?).
I started X, it opened WindowMaker and I though "oookay, where do I go from here?" ;)
Soon I would be having fun learning to really use the command line, and was always amazed how I could do pretty much everything on it, without depending on the graphical interface. But I also had fun with Enlightenment (it had a huge momentun back then), KDE and this new desktop environment called Gnome.
From Conectiva, I moved up to Mandrake (I got involved and became the first brazilian translator - I still have the PowerPack boxes they sent me as gifts), then Debian, FreeBSD (ahh, how I love the ports system) and finally ArchLinux. I tested lots more (SuSE, Slack, Gentoo, Foresight, etc), but those are the one I really used.
Today I use OSX Leopard on an Macbook Pro as my main system, but I still have Arch installed on my home machine ;)
Wow, 11 years, time really does fly when you're having fun ;)

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