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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January 23rd 1992
by mchnz on Mon 13th Apr 2009 06:01 UTC
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I ftp'ed version 0.11 on January 23rd 1992 on to a machine at Wellington City Council, New Zealand. I had to use a utility called rawrite to write a boot floppy and a root file system floppy. After this I booted it on one of WCC's 386 PC's. (Was this the the first Linux boot in New Zealand?). Linux booted and asked for the root floppy. A getty for Linux did not yet exist, so there wasn't any login-password interaction. After booting you were dropped straight into a root shell (GNU bash). Commands such as ls, cd, and ps, worked like the real thing.

Edited 2009-04-13 06:02 UTC

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