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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Peanut, I think it was called
by dodongo on Mon 13th Apr 2009 01:13 UTC
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2005-12-07

I first started with a distro I believe was called Peanut Linux. It would install itself in what appeared to be, on a FAT32 partition, a single file. Inside lived the entire Linux file structure. This would've been... 1996-98, somewhere in there. It sucked, user-experience-wise, but it stuck. It seemed like there was a whole lot of potential.

In late 2001 or early 2002 I grew tired of Windows hosing my file systems (a very esoteric bug but it was totally repeatable). Started then with SuSE8, then moved to SuSE9 and then I fell in love with Ubuntu with their inaugural release in the second half of 2004. Still running Ubuntu today, and getting used to being blown away with what you can do with it :-D

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