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Tue Apr 17 18:35:46 BST 2007
jarrodhenry at comcast.net wrote:
> To be truthful, Scott, I was using Linux ten years ago.
So was I.
> Linux only has
> been very "kind" to non-geeks very recently. Back ten years ago, we
> seemed to be a different lot.
In either 97 or 98 I installed Corel Linux. It was fairly primitive
compared to what I have now, but it was recognizably the same Linux that I
use now. In fact, I used apt-get to upgrade from Corel to Debian to
> Many of us were in college, the mood was
> very antagonistic towards microsoft. The software was not nearly the level
> it was at now, in fact , the video card that I had required a paid X
> server. The software support wasn't there, KDE was not nearly what it
> was today, and there weren't many speakable applications.
I could still do almost everything with it that I was doing with Win 97.
You had to be _very_ careful about buying your hardware though.
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