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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by pepa on Mon 13th Apr 2009 05:14 UTC
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(OK, I'll forego my ability to vote on posts in this thread...)
My first was for utalitarian purposes, early 1999, because I wanted to share a broadband connection, so we needed a router. We put a floppy with Freesco (free cisco, not related to SCO...) in an old 386 that we bought for the purpose. Then later that year, I started ordering CD's that an enterprising lad was distributing for cheap; the first one I tried was RedHat 5.1 I think. The first distribution I really used seriously was Arch. By then I had already tried lots, I remember doing a stage1 of Gentoo early 2002, taking a long time..!

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