Whenever I read this storied of people who have been using Linux for a [year, month, week] and are dying to tell you how great this is, I feel really old. Could please someone say that they started using Linux in 1989...
@beni 1995. Does that count?
@ParadeGrotesque good enough, since I first installed Linux one or two years later.... ;)
@beni Prrrrrobably not. I don't think it was invented then. But I think I was using Slack in like '94, if it makes you feel any better? Linux on floppies, mmm.
I converted to gnu/linux around 2002. Oldish maybe.
Makes me smile to hear new users enjoying the experience.
@beni I think I started using it in 96 or 97. Probably Slackware.
I'm usually glad people are excited, but I agree it can be tiring. I'm more interested in what people do *with* their Linux (or BSD, etc.) computers.
@cev I don't remember whether SUSE or Red Hat was my first Linux - those were the two CD rom sets that were widely available here.
Not that early, i started 1995. It was the Suse distribution. It felt so cool, reading all those boot messages, which looked so similar to the sinix system...
@clacke I'm sure at least Chuck Norris must have used Linux before 91, right? He installed it on a brick wall with his bare hands...
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