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.
Thread beginning with comment 358187
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
zipslack 98
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Sat 11th Apr 2009 22:44 UTC
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

zip slack was the first. It allowed me to play with linux without reformatting/ repartitioning my harddrive. It was the only way before live discs. I think this was late 1998. I was impressed at the quality and quantity of free software available compared to the windows shareware community. They even had *gasp* free compilers!! And I gradually found that more and more of the software I was really interested in ran primarily on linux.

Reply Score: 1