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Ironically enough, my very 1st install was Caldera's OpenLinux back in 90-something (Linux 2.2). It came in a SAMS teach yourself Linux in 24 Hours book and the CD had partition magic. i had a dual boot win98/linux system...but didnt know how to boot back into linux after restarting the system....so i just kept installing it everytime i wanted to use it (that's funny).
i remember looking at the file names usr var etc and wondering (WTF!!!). I still have that old Caldera disk too, and the book. Man that book sucks so bad when i look at it today. it maybe goes over 10 shell commands and the rest is GUI stuff..i remember being mad because i had a Winmodem and couldnt get online (also had AOL so the winmodem didnt matter).
anyway, with all the SCO stuff going on, it just reminded me of when i had that Caldera OpenLinux stuff on my computer.
he he he, don't you feel all dirty now? I too actually have an old disc, but I guess to my luck (or not?) I couldn't ever get the puppy to install (back when I didn't know jack though) so I moved on, officially, Mandrake was the first distro I got to install, and that was from a purchased copy (7.2) from linuxcentral.com
Ahh, the good ol days. Caldera, I think one of the LQ Addicts (linuxcool) runs that? I may very well be mistaken..
Didn't Caldera make Word Perfect? Or was that someone else... Seems like it was someone else, I'll have to bust out my old Linux distro CD's and check in a bit
if asked i would say my 1st real install was RedHat because I never really used OpenLinux because I had to re-install everytime i wanted to get in (had no concept of a boot floppy).
now that i remember....i actually messed up my MBR trying to install grub back then and ended up reformatting my whole drive and never visited Linux again until RedHat 7.1
oh man, it keeps comming back to me...i was trying to install grub because LILO would only work on lower 1024, but windows was on the lower 1024. Man, what a nightmare that was for me. That before i knew anything so i was quite unhappy about having to reformat.
Make an alias... er, a doskey macro... equating 'dir' with 'ls' - any time I get on a DOS/Win box, I do that without fail. Then you get to screw up the switches/options instead. But you can alias the most common of those, too.
I learned 'dir' worked from using ncftp on Cygwin. I'm all screwed up.
I remember my first linux disk. It was too was from the book SAMS teach yourself Linux in 24 Hours. There were two editions at the time. One with Caldera and one with Red Hat. I chose the Red Hat. I guess I must have had some type of ESP way back then