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Old 08-28-2015, 05:40 PM   #16
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I still have my Xubuntu 13.10 DVD with which I started my adventure in tuxland.
 
Old 08-28-2015, 06:50 PM   #17
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tossed out a fedora 5 cd-r last year , i was cleaning out stuff .

in the rewrite pile a opensuse 12.3 dvd-rw
a cd-rw with "SystenRescueCD 2.5 , also in the rewrite pile

if i poped them in i ? might ? find a old BT5 rc3 iso ???
 
Old 08-31-2015, 01:22 PM   #18
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Talking An old Linux distribution...

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I just happen to keep these on my desk... In case I run into an old computer.

The date on the CDs is March 1995. I linked to photos of the case, the booklet, and the four CDs above.
 
Old 08-31-2015, 02:37 PM   #19
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Until we moved three years ago, I still had my 24 3.5" disk that I downloaded in 1993 in order to have Slackware. I started to buy CDs as soon as they were available, mostly Slackware, Red Hat, Mandrake, and even a lousy Corel Linux that was truly a waste of time. Now my oldest commercial Linux CDs are from 2000. :-(
 
Old 08-31-2015, 03:04 PM   #20
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Radio Shack Version

Yes that is an 8 inch floppy install disk!
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Old 08-31-2015, 03:37 PM   #21
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Here you go:
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Old 08-31-2015, 03:59 PM   #22
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Not as old as some
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Old 08-31-2015, 04:35 PM   #23
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Open Caldera 2.3

Around 1999

Last edited by BigCLR; 09-02-2015 at 10:03 AM.
 
Old 08-31-2015, 05:14 PM   #24
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1996

I like the ELFOS dude sticking his tongue out.
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:31 PM   #25
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WOW " sollon " 8 inch RSH floppy ,
me oldest found
Osborne Linux 3RD Edition , The Complete Reference .1999 ,with 2 discs , it had
RED HAT Linux 6.0 & Caldera Open Linux 2.2
still have CDs , do not know where book went

side note[ and i thought my red hat 9 was 98 , looks like 2003 ]
? Caldara , is not this the traitor company with SCO ?
 
Old 08-31-2015, 07:09 PM   #26
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The August 1995 InfoMagic set with Slackware 2.3 and lots more:
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Old 08-31-2015, 07:37 PM   #27
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More recent but just too damn beautiful not to post:
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The box is 25 x 20 x 9.5 cm and contains various thick manuals, as well as 7 CD's and one DVD.
 
Old 08-31-2015, 08:40 PM   #28
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This was my first Linux install from a box set I purchased at Comp USA - Suse 7.2.
From the mid-late 1990's but don't remember what year for sure.
Also SimplyMEPIS 3.4-3 CD - that is the one that converted me to Debian based distros.
I use Debian and Ubuntu/Mint flavors now.
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:05 PM   #29
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I have original Red Hat version 4 on CDs around here that I am now looking for. However, my oldest install of Linux is on floppies and is still here somewhere (even if the floppies are no longer viable).

I have been playing music at a dance all night. Tomorrow I'll dig out more old storage boxes. I wondered why I was saving all that *old* stuff.

Bill
 
Old 08-31-2015, 10:43 PM   #30
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Way back mid '93 a friend dropped by my house (we had met doing UNIX/C work for the phone company) and handed me this cd.
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No markings, not even a sleeve or case, just the bare naked cd. Couldn't even tell which side was up.

This a current ls listing from my MacBook showing a date of August 1993 with apparent Slackware version 1.02 (put the disk in upside down the first time):
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Not quite sure what he said next or if I understood what he saying. He was mumbling something about UNIX or rather he was mumbling the word UNIX. He stated that I/we would be running this. Not a demand. Not a recommendation. Just some almost out-of-body hypnotic statement that this is a nice big wave and we will be catching it right now. He had a happy and mischievous look in his eyes and was nearly giggling with excitement. Yikes, what? The next thing I know (with a massive technical hardware study and setup effort) I have Slackware running on my Hot and Expensive Powerhouse Pentium 90. Then on my 386/33. Have had a linux machine running nearly continuously since. Kept up with Slackware for a long time. Always trying new ones. Currently have 6 machines all running recent versions of Fedora.

Being an out-of-control media and book collector (collect 'em all!) I started buying the commercial disks offered at local bookstores. The first one being:
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