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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Red Hat 5.1
by muda on Sat 11th Apr 2009 22:11 UTC
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Still got the disks and book and stickers and the box stuffed somewhere. Maybe 1997 or '98. Also tried Debian and other distros out there aroung that time.

Unfortunately I had a quite few unsupported hardware so I left Windows on my system for internet and stuff. Winmodems, anyone?.

More unfortunately I received a TV card for free (and I didn't have TV set at the time). The software that came with it was not so good and when Be was giving their system away for free I tried it out. It was rather unfortunate that with BeOS I could surf the web and watch TV at the same time. Unfortunate in the sense that it spoiled me for good. I've never found an OS after that time to use as main system and not get annoyed with.

Back to Linux, I still keep a spare partition around to experiment with Linux now and then when new distros are released and it still feels like that Red Hat 5.1. Issues are different though. No winmodems or TV cards anymore, but bluetooth, smardcards &c...

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RE: Red Hat 5.1
by StephenBeDoper on Sat 11th Apr 2009 23:35 in reply to "Red Hat 5.1"
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Almost the exact same experience here - bought a Linux book that came with RH 5.1 around 97 or 98. Despite the many years passed (and litres of alcohol consumed) since then, I've still never managed to forget the command "rpm -ivh --force".

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