[rescue] Early LINUX distros.
jonathansturges at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 15 07:36:15 CDT 2011
> Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 08:11:31 +0200
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> Subject: Re: [rescue] Early LINUX distros.
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> If you look at <http://linuxmafia.com/faq/RedHat/releases.html>
> You get a good picture of the history of Red Hat.
> What you don't see is competing distros, in 1995 when I first got into Linux,
> I bought a CD ROM with 2 or 3 Linux distros (none of them Red Hat) and
> a BSD release. You had to burn floppies to install any of them.
I bought a bunch of these too. Pretty much whenever the computer shows would
come to town, I'd cruise through them and would often buy the multi-distro CDs
you are speaking of. I think I have all the CDs I ever bought; I'm going to
have to dig them out and catalog them. Hard to believe that's been 15 years or
Some of those CD sets did have RedHat. The earliest RedHat I know I have is
3.3, since I ran that on the DEC Multia I bought in 1996. Ahh, the memories.
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