Thursday, July 17, 2003

The first time I tried the slackware distribution was when I first came to college. I was a freshmen, and I learnt that freshmen did not have access to the linux/Unix labs. I went to the Advisor all in a huff asking her how I could get into those labs. She said I would, in two years time. But now now. I was really pissed. The only lab I had access to was the Windows lab, running Windows 98!!! I was angry. I went to the slackware site, and found something called ZipSlack. Downloaded it, installed it, and rebooted one of the lab computers, and booted of a zip disk. Boy was it fun, sitting in the lab till 1am (Lab closing time) playing with slackware. It was fun trying to figure out how it all worked.

My very first distribution of Linux was something called Monkey Linux. It took me a month to download those six main disks, sitting on a 14.4 kbps connection in Karachi Pakistan, on a 386SX with 2 MB ram, and 200 MB hard disk. Oh the good old days!

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