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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Comment by abstraction
by abstraction on Sat 11th Apr 2009 21:19 UTC
abstraction
Member since:
2008-11-27

I had to resort to the distro timeline.

http://www.osml.co.uk/files/linux_timeline.png

I guess around 2000 for me but i didnt start using it until 2004 =)

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RE: Comment by abstraction
by ironix on Sun 12th Apr 2009 08:54 in reply to "Comment by abstraction"
ironix Member since:
2009-02-26

Thanks for the chart. Since Slackware was 1.0 in July of 1993, I'll have to venture a guess that it was before Slackware 1.0, still in 1993.

I remember getting a copy from a fellow FidoNet BBS node who lived nearby. I had to make 60+ floppy disk images to install the thing. Once I did get it installed, it took me some time to get X11 to run. =D

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RE: Comment by abstraction
by WereCatf on Sun 12th Apr 2009 12:07 in reply to "Comment by abstraction"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I had to resort to the distro timeline.

http://www.osml.co.uk/files/linux_timeline.png


I am not at all sure when I started using Linux myself.. I do remember it was before 2.4, but I can't remember if it was before 2.2. I think I tried Linux for the first time in -98, but started using it more in -99. My, my, it's such a long time ago ^^ And darn, Linux has taken strides forward in some areas, and still seems to be in exactly the same situation as back then in others ;)

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RE: Comment by abstraction
by orfanum on Sun 12th Apr 2009 14:51 in reply to "Comment by abstraction"
orfanum Member since:
2006-06-02

Yup, thanks for providing that link, helped a lot to place myself chronologically:

Mandrake 7.0 around early 2001. I actually bought it!

Gosh, I feel old and young at the same time, having been a Noob for 8 years now...

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Oh I feel OLD NOW!!!
by christianhgross on Mon 13th Apr 2009 16:30 in reply to "Comment by abstraction"
christianhgross Member since:
2005-11-15

Thanks to your timeline (actually thanks ;) ) I FEEL REALLY OLD!!!

The first Linux distribution I tried to install and it failed was Yggdrasil. I remember that distribution because I was in the UK and it was distributed with a magazine as a new and interesting operating system. I was game and tried to install it...

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