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[ale] non-technical Linux question



Similar to V, 1st was the Freshman Shell, 2nd was SunOS, followed by a Co-Op job w/ IBM in Boca - they used Xenix on 286's as the source code management for the OS/2 development team and I was lucky enogh to end up in the Build and Integration group for same.  That would have all been in late '86 and early '87.

I tried (unsuccessfully) to get SCO Xenix (yes, it was really once an OS, not a troll) running, maybe Esix? too; was very happy to hear about linux - maybe 0.93?  Not sure, it's been too long.  First distro was probably Slackware.

V, were you a User Assistant at Tech?  Your name (and handle) ring some very dusty bells in my head....

later!
    horkan

On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 05:54:34PM -0500, Vernard Martin wrote:
> On 2/11/2014 5:08 PM, Boris Borisov wrote:
> >I've read the JD bio from the announcement for the Thursday
> >meeting and He says that got introduced to world of Linux in 1993
> >...
> >
> >What is your first encounter with Linux/Unix world?
> first UNIX encounter was pre-Linux. Georgia Tech used AT&T 3B2s
> running Sys V for their CS 140 course which was  Introduction to
> Programming using the PASCAL programming language. We used something
> called the "Freshman Shell" which gave us severely limited access to
> a /bin/ksh. After reading up on this, I started getting more
> interested in UNIX. My next UNIX was the VAX 11/780s running a
> variation of BSD. Then it was Vaxstation 2000s running Ultrixx I
> think.
> 
>  When I bought my first computer, I didn't bother with anything
> other than DOS since I was looking for x86 versions of UNIX for it
> already. By the time the first "distribution" of Linux can out as a
> serious of floppy disc images that you downloaded, I jumped at the
> chance to use a UNIX as my default OS.
> 
> these days I use pretty much all OSes that I can get my hands on as
> I believe that you should have many tools in your tool belt and pick
> the best tool for the job at the time. But if left to my own
> devices, I would have a Linux desktop and be quite happy.
> 
> V
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