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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Back in 2004
by Cheikh on Sun 12th Apr 2009 13:59 UTC
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I first started using linux around 2004 I had a machine running beta Windows server 2003, but at some point I could not get update from windows because the actual product was out and I could not afford to buy it and I was not interested in pirating Windows; therefore my system was getting slow and infected with malware. This machine came with Windows 98SE. In the summer of 2004 right before school ended one my professor advised us not to waste our summer he mentioned to have fun but also to learn something new he did suggest picking up a new programming language one of his final point was to even try Linux then I started to wonder what is Linux. A week later I was back home and started to search for Linux and ended at where I ordered Alt Linux Junior a distro based in Russia, collegelinux I believe now dead, and Vector Linux. Alt was the only one I could install to my surprise OpenOffice was all in Russian. That was my first order of a linux cd set and the last since then I have downloaded and burn close to 50 iso images. I must say since 2005 I am a happy Arch user.

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