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Old 01-23-2020, 02:21 AM   #16
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Thanks for that I will try to download it again. I remember many arguments over it being a root version and why you should have a non root install version. I think Fedora still allows you a root version will try that again later. Getting a new SSD today so Will start with Windows 10 and dual boot with Fedora I hope they have a better installer than the last time I used it.
 
Old 01-23-2020, 02:49 AM   #17
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Have you not heard of floppys then? Had 8" and 5.25"?

They were definitely called Linux and there were 3 of them on 5.25"
Sooo... you met Torvalds in Nuremberg in the 70s and he gave you some 5.25" floppies with Linux on?
 
Old 01-23-2020, 05:42 AM   #18
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Sooo... you met Torvalds in Nuremberg in the 70s and he gave you some 5.25" floppies with Linux on?
No I heard about it and then and downloaded onto floppies.
 
Old 01-24-2020, 12:07 PM   #19
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No I heard about it and then and downloaded onto floppies.
Just to make sure I understand: In the 70s you heard about Linux, and that's also when you downloaded it from the internet, onto floppies (5.25")?
 
Old 01-24-2020, 12:11 PM   #20
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Just to make sure I understand: In the 70s you heard about Linux, and that's also when you downloaded it from the internet, onto floppies (5.25")?
No a chap in the office had them I used them. They had labels on saying Linux.
 
Old 01-24-2020, 01:20 PM   #21
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No a chap in the office had them I used them. They had labels on saying Linux.
And that was in the 70s? And the chap had downloaded them (the data, not the floppies) from the internet?
I just want to make sure I understand what you're saying 100%.
 
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Old 01-24-2020, 03:30 PM   #22
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And that was in the 70s? And the chap had downloaded them (the data, not the floppies) from the internet?
I just want to make sure I understand what you're saying 100%.
That is not a question.
 
Old 01-24-2020, 03:35 PM   #23
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I think the question is this: Linux did not exist in any form until 1991. There is no way that in the 1970's Linux existed. It would have had to be Unix.
 
Old 01-24-2020, 04:31 PM   #24
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I think the question is this: Linux did not exist in any form until 1991. There is no way that in the 1970's Linux existed. It would have had to be Unix.
You are wrong I used it long before that true it was unix and had two sets of floppies one saying unix and the others Linux and only text. I was certainly using linux graphics in 1986
 
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OK, not going to argue with you since you clearly have no clue. I'm out.
 
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:49 PM   #26
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OK, not going to argue with you since you clearly have no clue. I'm out.
Bye!
 
Old 01-24-2020, 06:08 PM   #27
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Wow, not too often that you get to meet a real time traveler, did you happen to use Ray's Sports Almanac?:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9c1k_m6POA

If you were using Linux in the 70's, how do you explain this email from Linus from August 25th, 1991?
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!ms...A/SwRavCzVE7gJ

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Old 01-24-2020, 06:20 PM   #28
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Wow, not too often that you get to meet a real time traveler, did you happen to use Ray's Sports Almanac?:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9c1k_m6POA

If you were using Linux in the 70's, how do you explain this email from Linus from August 25th, 1991?
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!ms...A/SwRavCzVE7gJ
Check your yourtube link it does not exist

Yes used Minix as well it came later in 1987, but I was talking Torvald's about his earlier work on Linux

My friend was using BSD in Munich in the 80's and refused to use Linux then as we talked about it often.

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Old 02-08-2020, 09:55 PM   #29
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I would like to get it straight also. In 1979 Linus was 10 years old and he created Linux then? Interesting!

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