My first 10 years with Linux (Linux.com)
Posted Oct 14, 2006 19:02 UTC (Sat) by boudewijn
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I think I started early 1994 -- for some definition of starting. It took
me a month to get X11 to work, one week of said month was spent finding
batteries for my pocket calculator to calculate X11 modelines. And it took
until 1996 before I moved my uucp node over to Linux from Waffle to Dos,
but I started coding on Linux before that. I've got the ancient Linux
Journals to prove my pedigree :-). Re-reading them reminds me what fun it
was -- every new application, toolkit, library, language was welcomed with
a hearty backslap. Though even then the letters page of LJ was full with
people saying "Give me only this one little thing, and I can move over to
Linux". Quod semper and all that.
Incidentally, it's also KDE's ten year's anniversary!
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