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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RE: ~1993
by Bruno the Arrogant on Sun 12th Apr 2009 00:33 UTC in reply to "~1993"
Bruno the Arrogant
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I think that was about the same time I found it - 1992 or 1993. I was a mainframe guy who was tasked with supporting a small network of Sun boxes running a case tool. I was afraid to experiment on the Sun's, and I'd read some things about Linux in comp.os.unix. I downloaded SLS (the only distro available at the time), which took about a week over a 9600 baud modem, and installed it on an extra drive on a i386. It was pretty ugly and crude, and looked a lot more like a SunOS-BSD type unix than the SysV clone it eventually became. I think the kernel version was 0.99pl12, or some such....

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