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Old 03-23-2017, 04:27 PM   #31
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1990 perhaps, though I can't remember exactly. It was a very early version of RedHat. Originally to allow me to compile my own C programs, but soon used it for demonstration purposes for the Operating Systems module I was teaching.
Lame excuse I was compiling my own C programs using Borland's Turbo C in the late 1980s
 
Old 03-23-2017, 06:55 PM   #32
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I’ve also seen a few posts from members here, talking about buying Red Hat install discs at Best Buy.
I'm one who bought RedHat 4 and 5 at Best Buy, and a bit later SuSE 9. Mostly to get the install media and manuals, in those days of 2400 baud modems downloading a large amount of data was pretty expensive (and slow).

Count me as another Turbo C owner too. (and Paradox)
 
Old 03-24-2017, 06:33 AM   #33
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Mr Macintosh seems to be right, though it seems to me strange that the date was as late as 1995. I got Red Hat discs free with a magazine. I replaced it with Slackware, then I think Mandrake before it became Mandriva. Then SUSE (bought the discs, I think) and stuck with it when it became openSUSE until the present (LEAP 4.2).
 
Old 03-24-2017, 06:39 AM   #34
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Technically when I downloaded a copy off the BBS the day after a friend did... first release... It had just popped up on the BBS, so released maybe 24 - 48 hours before hand...

I did have a psycho period that started 20 years ago and I always had a multi boot system... Still have an old AMD system with 8 distro's of linux(hasn't been turned on for 7 or so years)...

PS Damn I feel old, I didnt know Linus was younger than me, I always looked up to his skill and knowledge as being from an older person... Now I shall go back and get my chisel and slate...aaahhhh life is cruel...

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Old 03-24-2017, 09:38 AM   #35
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Mr Macintosh seems to be right, though it seems to me strange that the date was as late as 1995. I got Red Hat discs free with a magazine. I replaced it with Slackware, then I think Mandrake before it became Mandriva. Then SUSE (bought the discs, I think) and stuck with it when it became openSUSE until the present (LEAP 4.2).
I got that date from Wikipedia.
 
  


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