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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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Dec 1996
by sbergman27 on Mon 13th Apr 2009 20:19 UTC
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I had actually used it before but it was in late 1996 that it was where I needed it to be. Slackware '96. I dual booted with Windows 95, Linux being my primary desktop. (I needed Windows for Quake!) I moved to Red Hat 4.2 in spring of 1997. And by fall of 1997 I was 100% Linux. (Although I did have to forgo Quake and Hexen II for a while. Linux versions came along later, though.)

Of course, it helped that I was a long time Unix admin and had been using SCO Open Server with DOS/Merge as my primary desktop previously, before the Windows 95.

I've pretty well been in the Unix and Unix-a-like camp since Spring of 1988.

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