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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by raboof on Sun 12th Apr 2009 09:24 UTC
raboof
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2005-07-24

Started using linux when Debian Hamm just came out.

Around the time I had using win95/win98, and was getting fed up with the random crashes and other problems.

I was also just getting into CGI (Perl web applications) programming, and was amazed that I could run all this 'server-grade' software locally without having to clog up the dial-up line. I rather liked the obsession with stability, and the whole open architecture: every component was quite well-documented, and you could track down problems instead of just doing yet another reinstall.

Today, XP is actually pretty stable, always-on internet is widely available. As Linux is getting increasingly complex, the obsession with stability is fading, documentation is struggling to keep up. Still, I'm hooked for life: FLOSS is a Good Idea (TM), and I've grown to depend on the choices available on Linux.

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