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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by WorknMan on Sat 11th Apr 2009 21:56 UTC
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My first time was Slackware in 1996. I tried using the color text install first, but never could get it to recognize the CD rom drive. (This was before the time of bootable CDs).

After a couple days of uttering profanities and pulling my hair out, I switched to the black & white install and finally got it up and running. I never did get XWindows up though.

A couple years later, I tried again (can't remember which distro) and got KDE v1 up and running by compiling it and QT from source. I was pretty proud of myself ;)

Linux has certainly come a long way since then, but I have not (as of yet) switched to it as my primary OS.

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