Linux! Slackware floppies! zip-slack! Redhat 5.2! Tomsrtbt! Downloading zip-slack over modem for a week. Getting a shell and thinking ‘wtf’ trying dos commands. Having to reboot to read documentation! Trying random commands. Learning that xemacs needs x to run. Wtf is x?
I was now at university. it was 1998. I was 17 years old. im 29 now. studying electronic engineering (to find out how these beautiful machines actually worked) one of the CS lecturers was teaching us C. she mentioned linux. after class I went to the library. they had a massive network. running NT4. all the machines did. win 2000 wasn’t out yet. it had internet. fast internet. so I went to google. and searched for linux. it gave me a list of distros. there was Slackware, Debian, redhat and a few others.