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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12 years ago
by CrLf on Sat 11th Apr 2009 22:28 UTC
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My first contact with Linux was in late '97 at the university. All the computer science department's computers had some version of Slackware installed. Which is kind of interesting, since few of them had Windows (95) installed (dual-boot) and nobody used it. Now I know that most of them still dual-boot Linux, but most students just stick to Windows unless some course work demands Linux (which is sad, and was a trend that I experienced first hand while I was still a student).

A few months later, around Christmas '97 I bought (yes, bought) a Red Hat 5.0 boxed set, from which I still have both the CDs and the printed manual and became a full-time Linux user.

Funny enough, I dropped Linux on the desktop a couple of years ago (but, as a sysadmin, I'm still a server-side Linux believer).

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