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

Grant Bowman grantbow at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 19:39:47 PDT 2009

I noticed the typo and guessed you meant 93 and not 83.  Linux wasn't
even written until 1991.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux

I started with Slackware in 1994 when I got my amateur radio license
and while co-founding svpal.org, haha, but I was a casual Linux user
for years while consulting on Microsoft platforms.  We thought about
using Linux for svpal.org but the tech committee didn't feel it stable
enough for a production environment so we went with solaris.  Joining
SuSE in 1999 was so refreshing for me.

-- Grant Bowman                                   <grantbow at gmail.com>

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 7:22 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> 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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