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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Somewhere around 1997-98
by n1xt3r on Mon 13th Apr 2009 02:18 UTC
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Was introduced to DOS on a 286 w/640k RAM and 10MB HD back in the early 1990's. Shortly after that, Windows 3.1. Installed Slackware (from downloaded floppies) by recommendation of my brother, on a used laptop (486 B&W display) I was rewarded in my Electronics course (vocational) back in High School around 1997-98. Was sucked in by Enlightenment's eye candy, but eventually learned to love the command line (only previous experience was DOS).

Following years I tried Suse, Red Hat, Debian, Ubuntu, and DSL. Taught myself how to write simple to moderately complex shell scripts. These days I've adapted to using OS X, but still run copies of Linux and Windows inside VM's for testing purposes. My how the time flies!

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