A Short History of Linux Distributions
Posted Jul 1, 2004 11:06 UTC (Thu) by dps
Parent article: A Short History of Linux Distributions
Yes, I was there with a "high spec" 486DX2/50 with 8Mb of memory. It was known you bought a box of 20 floppies and used the spare one as an extrta boot disc... somehow I am not sure today's multiple CD dsistributions represent progress in all respects.
When I did it there where some instany ungrades, like kernel 0.99pl15h. gcc was 2.x and compiling a shared library invovled an email address. Now I am imagining a x64_64 3200+ box with 1GB of memory and it is *much* more affordable (although I am saving money but *not* including a CD, DVD, operating system, display, keyboard, etc (all deemed "vital" in high-end non-custom boxen).
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