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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About 1999
by yokem55 on Mon 13th Apr 2009 05:40 UTC
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In 1999, I got a boxed copy of Redhat 6.0, and very quickly got frustrated, due to being exposed to a totally new world. The xserver didn't support my voodoo3 card, and when I did manage to get a gui it was a low-res vesa display. From then on I experimented with newer releases of Redhat and then I tried mandrake, which finally got my xserver working, and managed to use partition magic to get real dual booting working. Even still, I didn't get more seriously into using linux until Gentoo started getting big in 2002, which, upon having completed the install procedure, I finally became competent enough on the command line and editing text files, that I finally became a full-time, serious linux user.

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