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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Besides trying WinLin2000 (or something similar name the distro had) under Win98 (installed within the Wndows), my real face-to-face work with Linux was in 2001. I remember working in Siemens Optical Networks at that time. There was an 50 years old guy compiling Zebra under some proprietary OS used to power Siemens' DWDM equipment. He was the guy that used to talk about Linux with such a passion that made me think "Try it for real, and never give up!". First, I bought a book, then installed Mandrake 7.x (8.0 after a week). I was reading the book, and learning Linux, and I never gave up. Tried Red Hat, and finally settled with Debian, the god of all distros. At the company I am working now, we use Linux for just about anything (SLES mostly, although I prefer Debian). Long live Linux.

Edited 2009-04-12 11:27 UTC

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