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 installed Gentoo in 2003
by jessta on Mon 13th Apr 2009 08:07 UTC
jessta
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2005-08-17

I first heard about Linux when a friend of mine sold me a stolen magazine with a RedHat Linux CD on the front in 1998.
I didn't get a chance to install Linux (family computer, rest of the family liked windows) until 2003 when another friend introduced me to Gentoo Linux.
For someone that is technically minded Gentoo is the best first distro because it forces you to learn so much. After installing Gentoo the first 3 times(the first 2 times were kind of fail) I knew more about GNU\Linux systems when I had learnt about Windows in the past 10 years.
- Jesse McNelis

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