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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I Feel Old ...
by Pelly on Tue 14th Apr 2009 13:36 UTC
Pelly
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2005-07-07

Started using Linux in 1994 and Unix in 1993.

Most of the versions were console-based and it was a lot of fun.

The desktop GUI was very young then. The text-based installers required you to input all sorts of video card & monitor specs. I recall the dreaded warning, "Failure to input the proper values may result in permanent damage to your monitor." Never destroyed a monitor, and never met anyone who did.

The fun part of Linux back then was that the user communities and the distributions matured together. It was a time of learning & growing.

I recently came across a box containing very old Linux CDs. Old enough to be eligible for a retirement pension ......

Still use Linux and wouldn't want it any other way.

Love it.

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