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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Wow... wayyyy back when.....
by EddyGL on Sun 12th Apr 2009 19:39 UTC
EddyGL
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2009-04-12

It would have to be 1994? I do know it was before Windows 95 came out. I had a 486sx25, with maybe 4 meg of ram. I installed Slackware from a book I had bought, can't remember the name of the book for the life of me, but it was about using Unix.
Looking back over the history of Slackware, I think it musta been 1.1.2. I do remember the kernel wasn't at 1.0 yet.
My biggest memories were trying to get X to use 16 bit or 24 bit colour, on my 1meg Trident video card, never did get it to work. And, how X windows would freeze completely for 10 seconds, mouse everything, when I started Mosaic/Netscape beta #whatever. Had something to do with not having an FPU on the sx.
I loved playing with it back then, Using xfm, xv, Mosaic, etc... under FVWM.
I dont know.. computing was more "fun" back then :-)

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