[dvlug] On running servers on the Internet, in general

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Apr 8 19:22:41 PDT 2009

I wrote:

> I think that's a little off, and it was 1994.  I was playing with the
> BSDs starting in the late 1980s on my spare machine, and then Linux
> starting 1983.
             ^  1993.

Richard Couture and I were both experimenting with freely available
*ixes, first 386BSD, then Linuxes.  At first, we weren't even aware of
the emergence of Soft Landing Systems (SLS) or Slackware, the first two
distributions:  We'd never heard of a distribution, so we were
downloading H.J. Lu's boot & root 1.4 MB floppy image files, and
building up HD-based systems starting from their RAMdisk.

Slackware, when we heard about it, made the work a lot easier.

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