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 in 2000
by spaceLem on Sun 12th Apr 2009 11:26 UTC
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I tried SuSE 7.0 Back in 2000 (hoo boy I'll be embarrassed if those numbers don't match up!), purely because it was new and interesting. There may have been a yellow dog Linux CD on a mac at some point in 1999, but I don't think I ever got it working.

I went full time Linux with Redhat for a while in 2002, but then went back to Win2K until late 2003 when I moved across to Gentoo after flatmates set up the anime server so Windows couldn't access it. I moved over to Ubuntu earlier this year, so I've used Linux exclusively since 2003, and I use Linux at work.

I've kept a partition with Windows XP on it, purely so I could play Half-Life 2, although I find I only boot into that for a few days every few months to game.

I may boot into Windows again when Half Life 2: Episode 3 comes out. Other than that, there is occasionally the odd time when something really just won't work in Linux (my mobile phone backup), but many games seem to run fine Linux/wine.

I hope I never have a reason to move back to Windows full time.

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