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They're all open source, my friend. At least, the ones that matter.
Why bother with an old out of date version when you can download and install a brand spanking new version?
Check out RedHat, SuSe, Mandrake, and Debian. They all offer free downloads. And if you have 50-100 bucks lying around not doing anything, go out and buy one of these, and get all the manual you can stuff in your brain!
Probably one of the book CDs like "Linux Universe" or some such. Weren't many distros out in those days. Also could have been a Walnut Creek or InfoMagic CD set.
I'm looking at an InfoMagic Linux Developers Resource CD dated 1995 and it has Slackware 2.3 with a 1.2.8 kernel with the ELF beta; and the Red Hat Mother's Day release +0.1. I've also got a Walnut Creek Slackware 3.0 dated October 1995. It has kernels 1.2.13 and 1.3.18, XFree 3.1.2, gcc 2.7.0, and emacs 19.29.
Chances are that a distro that old won't run on current hardware.
Oops... I looked at the wrong message to pick up the location of the poster. microkid88, since you didn't show a location, try using Google and search for your city and LUG (linux user group) and you will probably find one close. Contact them and I guarantee that someone there will either give you a current CD for free or at max the cost of a blank.
Hey Thymox, if you've got a public FTP somewhere you could put that up... I'd kill for that. I've got an old 386 around here that's dumb enough to handle it. Or, is there a site around I haven't seen that has good old Linux arcana distros? Sourceforge and most of the distro sites only go back to the early 2.0-ish days.
Oh, and m'88. If none of the above options work, you may want to look into a good last resort: public libraries. They tend to carry Linux books (the ones that came with a CD in the back), and probably have the CD back somewhere behind the desk as a separate check-out.