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Your First Time
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When did you first install Linux and what distro was it? 

One of my co-workers gave me some tar files to create floppies to install Linux.  I think the kernel was .90.  Distro, I have no idea if it was anything you would call a distro, and it was more like a hack than a distro.   After the installation I attempted to install some additional software and encountering the "dependencies hell" scenario.  I quickly came to the conclusion this was meant for developers who knew the dependencies and more importantly where to get them.  Out of frustration I tossed it aside, and after that experience Linux was shelved.

What were the hardware specs?
 
I think it was a 386 PC.

How different was it than installing today?

The Linux distros today are a true desktop alternative with a refined installation process ideal for most users.  Installing additional software is much easier than the "dependencies hell" from the past.
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Your First Time - by Cthulhu - 08-10-2019, 09:44 PM
RE: Your First Time - by leon.p - 08-10-2019, 10:53 PM
RE: Your First Time - by Eurus - 08-11-2019, 10:09 AM
RE: Your First Time - by TarsolyGer - 08-12-2019, 03:23 AM
RE: Your First Time - by rickromig - 08-12-2019, 03:26 PM
RE: Your First Time - by Butch Owens - 08-12-2019, 04:58 PM
RE: Your First Time - by spudnuts - 08-13-2019, 05:14 AM
RE: Your First Time - by cleverwise - 08-13-2019, 09:02 PM
RE: Your First Time - by Richard - 08-14-2019, 12:23 AM
RE: Your First Time - by deck_luck - 08-14-2019, 01:16 AM
RE: Your First Time - by Wolf - 08-31-2019, 09:56 PM
RE: Your First Time - by John Swisher - 09-05-2019, 04:35 AM
RE: Your First Time - by Cthulhu - 09-17-2019, 05:11 AM
RE: Your First Time - by bob777 - 09-24-2019, 06:59 AM

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