what was the very first Linux distro 3286
On Thu, 27 Apr 2006 05:01:33 -0000
what was the very first Linux distro 3287
I first installed Linux at around kernel 0.12; back then there were no distributions as such (in fact, there weren't even basics like login) and you built your system pretty much...
Those would be the old style CDs in rigid plastic cases a bit over three inches square ? Or perhaps the older ones in rather less rigid envelopes a bit over five inches square ? I'm sure it wasn't the even older black vinyl CDs about twelve inches across with grooves in them :)
I had a slightly older SLS install with 0.94 on it which replaced my aging Interactive Unix installation (which lacked such useful things as TCP-IP and troff).
what was the very first Linux distro 3288
The replacement is visible in my message headers, but for the benefit of those who don't want to delve - FreeBSD 6.0. It was someting I've been "going to...
You think that's bad - I got X11R5 going on my Interactive box without TCP-IP using pseudo ttys as the communications layer. The X11R5 distribution came with code for one side of this stunt, I had to write the other side. When I finally got it to compile (including such fun as the Xlib Makefile having lines too long for the make on my box) and got a blank screen with an X that followed the mouse I cheered loudly! These days if someone gets that they ask what's gone wrong :)
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