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hpr1318 :: How I found Linux

Sunzofman1's journey to Linux

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Hosted by Sunzofman1 on 2013-08-21 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Duration: 00:18:35

How I got into tech.

Started by monsterb, this series invites people to share with us how they found Linux. It has become traditional for first time hosts to share with us their journey to Linux. Indeed it has morphed to be way to share your journey in tech right up to your first contribution to HPR.

1st PC 95 wfw win3.11 installed with jumbo tracker colorado
no ownership in HS and prior to '95
recognition of internet '94 ncsa mosaic
hunger for web page builds
Sparc1 - SunOS pizza boxes / DEC Alpha / VAX/VMS
stoked curiosity UNIX
Unix Renaissance FAMU -->
Linux Unleashed - Slackware 2.0 kernel 1.2.13
filesystem inspection, file ownership, permissions, basic scripts
Networking - Token Ring / Ethernet / IBM 4381
Trumpet winsock / NetBEUI / dial-up networking modems cash service
slackware PPP chatscripts / robotics 14.4K modem
winnt 4.0 network YP/NIS - 25 machines /etc/passwd
redhat 4.2 , slackware desktop of choice,  
debian potato, use debian for business deployment
mostly web services, openvpn, asterisk (centos)
mythtv arch - knoppmyth --> LinHES
many thanks to ken fallon, dann washko, klaatu


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