Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2012 13:30 UTC, submitted by davidiwharper
Mandriva, Mandrake, Lycoris Somewhere in 2001, I bought a computer magazine which came with a Linux CD. I had heard of Linux before, but while we did have broadband back then and was technically capable of downloading a Linux distribution, this method was far easier. This was my first foray into Linux - it was Mandrake. Now, though, it seems the curtain has really dropped for the French Linux company.
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RE[2]: Sad.
by cmchittom on Mon 9th Jan 2012 20:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Sad."
cmchittom
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Depends on what you mean by "usable"; I was certainly using GNOME then.

Oh, and IIRC, the "something else" was actually WindowMaker. (Somebody liked NeXT, I guess.)

Edited 2012-01-09 20:24 UTC

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RE[3]: Sad.
by sbergman27 on Thu 12th Jan 2012 00:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Sad."
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

Depends on what you mean by "usable"; I was certainly using GNOME then.

It also depends rather sensitively upon exactly what we mean when we say "then". Times were changing very quickly. I'm not known as a KDE fan these days. But KDE 1.x was hands down fantastic. I have very fond remembrances. I also remember biding my time for the jump to Gnome 1.0. That was in 1999, IIRC. I remember listening to a streaming audio interview (at a time when such a thing was considered de rigueur) of a Red Hat rep who said Gnome 1.0 might be released within, maybe, a year. I was champing at the bit.

My my my. Where does all the time go?

But while I have a tendency to dwell upon the past... I make a conscious effort to look to the future, so as to avoid drowning in the past. So... maybe... I might miss Mandrake a little. But don't tell Spidey. ;-)

-Steve

Edited 2012-01-12 00:18 UTC

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