Re: Linux use start date (was Re: the Internet Archive Wayback Machine)


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Joseph Reagle wrote:
> On Thursday 18 October 2001 11:14, Gerald Oskoboiny wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 18, 2001 at 07:39:16AM -0400, Hugo Haas wrote:
> > > * Gerald Oskoboiny <> [2001-10-18 01:50-0400]
> > > A long time ago, I added myself[3] to the Linux counter[4]. I started
> > > with Slackware in February 1996, to quickly move to Debian in August.
> > > Life has never been the same since. ;-)
> Ah, you newbies! <grin/> I first used linux back in 93/94 when my friend
> Kevin (on the same floor in our dorm) installed it on his PC.

I, too, started with Slackware in 1994. I had just moved back from
France to the US. In France, I had been working with Sparc stations
at INRIA, and I wanted to stick with Unix. I had something like v 0.9
of slackware, which I installed with no assistance on a Zeos desktop.

Years later, I migrated to RedHat on advice from various people at W3C.
Later, I migrated to Debian on advice from those same people.

Leave me alone. :)

_ Ian

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