My first 10 years with Linux (Linux.com)
Posted Oct 14, 2006 17:15 UTC (Sat) by einstein
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That's a real blast from the past. I actually started with SLS back in 1993. Back then, installing linux was a labor and skill intensive affair. This cool new distro called Slackware came out after that, and by December I was a slacker and stayed with Bob Dobbs for several years. In those pre-netscape days, the internet was all about email, usenet, telnet and ftp. Then this interweb thing started, and we all had this "mosaic" web browser - and other browsers, like arena, grail, amaya, chimera...
Speaking of ftp, does anyone remember archie?
There were other distros - yggdrasil, MCC, TAMU... I finally started using this rehat thing, with their red baron web browser, but I also got the periodic slackware CDs from infomagic. Caldera came out, based on redhat, but they later diverged. They were an interesting distro - I realy liked the tetris game in the installer.
The years went by. I tried debian, turbolinux, mandrake, but continued to run mainly redhat. redhat split, I ran fedora for a while, then jumped ship to suse in 2004, and here we are nearing the end of 2006. How time flies.
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