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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Ahh, the memories...
by Theodric on Sat 11th Apr 2009 21:36 UTC
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'96, I think-- if that stupid girl in Jurassic park could run UNIX well then by FSM so could I (was 10 when that movie came out, but I only saw it a little later and it took a few years and some poking around in the Western Illinois U. library before I got my hands on a distro). My first really working Linux box was a CAF Aqualite II 386SX 25MHz laptop with 4MB RAM, 120MB HDD and some pathetic Cirrus Logic video card that would not run X but would run sasteroids! Kernel 1.3, I do recall that, and it was Slackware. And I completely did not understand it :-D

From there, a copy of RedHat loaned to me by the CEO of my ISP, and further to Mandrake (after a short-lived foray into Open/FreeBSD), then IRIX (which I still adore and run), NeXTStep 3.3, OpenStep 4.0, 4.2, and back to Progeny Debian, vanilla Debian, DeMuDi Debian (I'd hit college by then and was majoring in Music Performance: cello) and finally OSX with the gift of a G4 iMac - although <10.1.5 was so painfully slow that I ran Yellow Dog on it with bits of Debian/ppc shoehorned in nearly until Jaguar came out. I'm using OSX now, and I'm a full-time Linux admin so I don't feel the need to run it on my main desktop anymore ;)

Edited 2009-04-11 21:36 UTC

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