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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Since 1999
by Jason Bourne on Sat 11th Apr 2009 23:38 UTC
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Used since RedHat 5.2 called Apollo, it was a great release at that time. It was 1999. It had FVWM/Win95 look and it was a huge beast to configure but it brought fun back to computing.

However, it's only now ten years later that I am actually almost almost getting everyone in my home to step away from Windows XP and adopt Ubuntu as their desktop. Since Windows XP is so "obsolete" now, and nobody wants to face the daunting task to migrate to Vista/Win7... my family is actually accepting the idea of running Ubuntu. (specially my wife).

Anyone explain why wives always prefer Windows? Damn...

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RE: Since 1999
by sakeniwefu on Mon 13th Apr 2009 01:40 in reply to "Since 1999"
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I am pretty sure I started with Debian and Red Hat but I am not sure of the versions or the years. It had to be between 1995 and 2000 judging from the software I remember. All the software you could find for Linux was in .rpm packages that broke both Red Hat and Debian through alien. To be fair dselect(with my help) broke Debian too most of the time.

I had been programming since I was a little kid, but I thought C was a nonstandard mess at the time(DOS compilers were) and you couldn't use real languages like QBASIC, VB3-6 or DOS assembly :p in Linux. So I kept using Windows for a long time.

Anyone explain why wives always prefer Windows? Damn...

Because you keep it installed :p

It might be the default fonts though. My wife thinks that my OpenBSD desktop is so much cuter than her pink Xubuntu user because of the Terminus font I use for GTK and Xlib apps in dwm(!). Some free fonts are ugly as sin.

Edited 2009-04-13 01:43 UTC

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