I think I probably had the same set. I don't have them anymore, loaned to someone and never got them back. IIRC it was the InfoMagic August 1995 release. I'm probably wrong on the month.
I installed Slackware first as it came in CD1 and there where instructions on the CD booklet. CD's 3 and 4 where FTP archives. This was on a Dell XPS P90 with an S3 video card of some description.
I remember being in a sweat configuring X, terrified I was going to blow my monitor up. Sigh, good times.
I've had some form of linux installed ever since then. Many happy memories from compiling my first "Unix" programs on my own PC to making BeOS themes for Enlightenment DR2. It's also kept me employed and away from Windows for the last 10 years.
On 25 Aug 2011, at 13:54, Pawel Slabiak wrote:
> Hi guys,
>> I guess 20th anniversary is the best opportunity to recall, when and how was your first Linux.
> In November 95' I got 5 disks with Linux which was started from ms-dos . There was a linux.bat and as a file system I used umsdos.I had even X-server with 16 colours, wow and minicom to chat with others .
> Shortly before Christmas 95/96 I compiled for the very first time my own kernel... it took over 4 hours !! .It was pretty complicated actually...there was only make config and no possibility to return...but still better than win 95' though.
>> And how was it with you guys ?
>> Best regards from Hamburg
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