My first 10 years with Linux (Linux.com)
Posted Oct 16, 2006 15:41 UTC (Mon) by jstAusr
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Yeah!, FreeBSD. I started with MSDOS in the late '80s and really liked the command line. I thought win3.x was a regression and win95 eye candy was cool until I wanted to fix things, got so mad that I was seriously ready to chuck my machine, never to use a computer again. I had heard about the Unix type OSes but with 16MB RAM on a P120 thought they wouldn't work for me (along with the FUD from others who had said "no way, you need a special computer to use UNIX and you need special skills"). Found cgywin(?) which sounded like it might work on a "windows" computer but it promptly overran 400MB of free space on a 1.2 gig disk. Then found FreeBSD, got the floppies thinking there was no way it would work, intalled and got a blank screen with something like ">" at the top thinking at first "well that didn't work, but wait, that looks abit like a command prompt, 'dir enter', hey! there is stuff! it works, it works!" Bought OpenBSD CDs because "it is more secure" and I wanted something to install from in case of disaster. Then switched to Debian GNU/Linux because the GPL protects everyone equally which is an extra for the users and everyone is a user, although some more than others. I'm still happiest when using the command line.
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