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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First Linux
by DigitalAxis on Sun 12th Apr 2009 05:44 UTC
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First experience: SuSE 8.0 (I think) LiveCD with KDE, freshman year of college, 2002. I vaguely remember the rush of excitement I felt about having my computer running without Windows (I get that feeling every time I do something strange and unusual that works). After experimenting with more LiveCDs I eventually moved to Gentoo almost full-time.

In 2005 I gave up Gentoo in favor of Kubuntu, both because I got tired of maintaining a Gentoo install, and because the community seemed to be collapsing.

Of course, astronomers love Linux, so I go days without using a Windows machine at work or home.

Edited 2009-04-12 05:54 UTC

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