LWN.net: a ten-year timeline (part 1)
Posted Jan 22, 2008 11:33 UTC (Tue) by hppnq
Parent article: LWN.net: a ten-year timeline (part 1)
The hiring of Alan Cox was one of the first in a long series - before then, almost nobody actually had a job which involved developing Linux
Of the people you "know", you mean. There were many "Linux jobs" then, already. But I remember the many discussions about this issue, yes, and to me LWN has always been instrumental in gathering these facts. We now have more or less the same discussions, on a slightly higher level, or using a slightly different angle: Linux in the datacenter?! In reality, it was there ten years ago already also, and it simply never really left. And LWN is still there, fortunately. I should renew my subscription.
In 1998, I tried to get Cernlib to compile in order to complete the writing of my physics thesis at home. I never even finished my studies, and I never really looked back...
Congratulations on ten wonderful years! In the current day and age I can simply download Cernlib using Ubuntu Linux from my couch. Ten years ago I spent three months compiling it, which itself required learning and applying two programming languages and the concepts and applications of operating systems.
Could have never done that if I had had a job, by the way. Downloading is easier, but not as much fun. ;-)
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