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[ale] non-technical Linux question

I got a mandrake Linux disk from a vendor in about 1999. It was essentially
a Red Hat disk with the word "mandrake" written on it with a sharpie. I
found an old pentium and installed it and played around and broke it about
40 times. I never did anything useful with it, just blew it up over and
over, for years.
In 2004, I got a factory-press of the first Ubuntu disk. Got into
alpha-testing Ubuntu on the second release, when finally the mandrake
experience finally made sense.
On Feb 11, 2014 8:36 PM, "Paul Cartwright" <pbcartwright at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 02/11/2014 05:08 PM, Boris Borisov wrote:
> >
> > What is your first encounter with Linux/Unix world?
> working for AT&T, I moved to their mini-computer group in 1985. I
> installed AT&T 3B2's and 3B5's. also installed their pc6300, pc7300..
> and installed slackware in our office in Norcross ( Oakbrook Parkway,
> off of Jimmy Carter) around 1997. It must have been around 2000 when I
> installed SuSe at home, never looked back. now on Debian at home, but I
> also have Mint on my laptop, and a few other distros in VMware player..
> CentOS, Fedora... FreeBSD.
> --
> Paul Cartwright
> Registered Linux User #367800 and new counter #561587
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