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Old 09-04-2015, 01:57 PM   #151
jeremy
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Thanks for all the posts, keep them coming! I'll periodically check on the thread and will continue to upgrade members as they post; no guarantee on how long that offer will last though. The following members will be upgrade to Contributing Members.

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thyrsus - "Fall" 1993
spernoga - "Fall" 1993
DesKelly - December 1993
dorancemc - 1994
ekarlo - August 1994
aw_ - April 1994
netknights - 1994
David_BB - 1994
ad5by - December 1994
alvenice - Summer 1994
dr_berta - Auguest 1994
delaygrabow - October 1994
rpnix - March 1995
cwizardone - March 1995
paulvink - August 1995
ASN5 - March 1995
econnelly - 1995
HenryW - March 1995
Cedron - 1995
nutjob16 - 1995
zeroquaranta - 1995
MikeDeltaBrown - 1995
kb9ezl - 1995
joscer - 1995
pbutts - August 1995
vallero - "Fall" 1995
astrogeek - 1996
JurgyMan - 1996
3dBdown - 1996
BobKardell - 1996
aikend - 1996
mab974 - 1996

Honerable mentions (also upgraded to Contributing Member)
sollon - 8 inch floppy
Note that while the CD I posted was from early 1996, I upgraded anyone who posted a CD from 1996 or earlier. Now, on to the winner. It appears we may have a 2 way (and could have been 3 way, as HaveQuestion never uploaded a pic) tie, with thyrsus and spernoga both having "Fall of 1993" CDs. As Yggdrasil was also my first distro (and I think the Fall 1993 CD was actually the one I had), I am going to buy you both something from the LQ Merchandise Store. Please pick an item and contact me offline.

If I missed anyone or you spot an error, please let me know.

--jeremy
 
Old 09-04-2015, 03:10 PM   #152
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Special Edition: Using Linux: Que .. 1995

CD : Special Edition: Using Linux: Que - 1995.
Slakware (version 2..0)
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Old 09-04-2015, 03:17 PM   #153
3dBdown
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I still have my The Linux Bible Second Ed. by Yggdrasil, no pub date. "Fun" artifacts to look at.
At 10*8*1.75-In*3 ; it defines the "thud-book" early technology days.

And, What a name? How would you like to have to sign checks with that?

Finally, thanks.
This is the second time I've been bestowed non-meritorious honors; just for being old.
The first when I started receiving Senior discounts at the Golf Course & Amtrack.

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Old 09-04-2015, 03:33 PM   #154
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Wow, sls !

I've heard of the SLS operation. Their media would be the only surviving evidence, but I've never seen one.
I think yours is the only posting of one.

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Sorry no CD and overwritten. The release consisted Of about 60 stiffies
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:50 PM   #155
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Here is what I uncovered at my school. They were actually two separate items. One is Windows 3.1.1, the other is MS-DOS. Both are still in their original factory plastic shrink-wrap. (Side note: I remember hearing that unopened copies of DOS are worth something, can anyone confirm or deny this?)
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Old 09-04-2015, 08:20 PM   #156
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Linux from Corel

AstroGeek definitely beat me - my first meeting with Linux was in 2000 courtesy of Corel, who badged a version of Debian. My first "*nix"experience, OTOH, was in 1974 - in Queen Mary College, University of London. The manual was photocopies of the man pages, shipped over from the US along with the distro tape for the PDP-11 we were running it on! Here are (hopefully) some pictures!

Mike

PS The photos are scans of photos (which are too large to upload). The single is the OS, the other is the OS (including source disc), Word Perfect Suite, and Corel Draw, all for Corel's Debian Linux 2000
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Old 09-04-2015, 10:58 PM   #157
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Redhat 5.0 1997

I have a RedHat 5.0 copyright 1997
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:10 PM   #158
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Redhat 4.1 - 1996

I just found the RedHat release set 4.1 copyright 1996. I will post pix shortly.

Dan
 
Old 09-05-2015, 11:14 AM   #159
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Linux Precursor

Hey, I'm glad to see I made the list.

I also have a copy of the textbook that introduced Minix, which in a sense was the prototype for Linux. The second half of the book is the source code listing for the OS so I think you can count that as a "distribution".

The code was written for PCs in real mode in 1987. I bought the book at a used bookstore. I don't remember when, but it is a real treasure.

Ced
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Old 09-05-2015, 04:45 PM   #160
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Hello
As I wrote recently:
I have a stiffey diskette I assume that the reason was that it was too early for CD's.

Marketed by S.u.S.E in Fürth.
Labled Linux SLS 1.04
Best. Nr.2002 Stand 12/11/93


I cannot see any means of sending a picture as I was before. My previous message had a picture. Have you lost it?
 
Old 09-06-2015, 03:38 AM   #161
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Mandrake 12, 3 CDs...... I met linux by them .... i'm going to take them to a museum ahahahah
 
Old 09-06-2015, 05:20 AM   #162
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The following members will be upgrade to Contributing Members
Honest felt congrats all and a standing ovation
(I noted the list - these might well be gurus-in-waiting hehe)
 
Old 09-06-2015, 12:26 PM   #163
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This (I think) is the earliest I have. 1994 - You can just make it out from the cover.
I see the date, but remembered "Plug and Play" being a 1995 thing. Cutting edge I guess.
 
Old 09-06-2015, 12:47 PM   #164
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Xenix

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Xenix was a derivative of AT&T and BSD Unix code; I worked with it in 1983, before Linux was a twinkle in Linus's eye (nope, don't have media from then).
Remember these? I had a Xenix book too (with the plastic spiral binding), but it has seemingly disappeared. Anyway, none of these were "Linux" but it is interesting to stop for a moment to remember the prenatal days of the Internet revolution.

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Old 09-07-2015, 12:45 AM   #165
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Seems like 2006 was the year I discovered Linux! Fun thread.
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