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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Late 1999 Corel Linux WP for Linux
by Sabon on Sun 12th Apr 2009 16:54 UTC
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I first used Linux when Corel came out with Corel Linux and Corel WordPerfect for Linux, the latter being a port of WordPerfect for UNIX to Linux.

The Linux part didn't leave a big impression on me. I just loved being able to use WordPerfect on something else other than a MS operating system.

At the time I was using a combination of Windows 3.1, Windows '95, and best of all (easily) was OS/2.

While my job at work is still to support Windows I don't have any MS OS software at home (not even Office). OS/2 changed to eComStation and I fell away from it. I keep up on Linux and test out different distributions through VM on my Mac.

Linux has improved a lot, a LOT, in the last few years. At home I mostly do video editing, writing, and play my musical instruments. OS X is the best for these (iLife-iMovie, GarageBand) so far. If that changes so that Linux becomes the clear leader then I'll change. Until then ...

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