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Blast from the past

If you've been reading LXF for a long time, using Linux for a long time, or are just curious about what life with Linux was like at the turn of the century, we've put online the very first Roundup from Linux Format. Click the link to read Mike Saunders's original words guiding you to choosing the right distro. Then leave a comment flaming him for not including Slackware.

If you're curious to see more ancient LXF stuff see the light, just let us know.


Your comments

some real numpty replies on

some real numpty replies on that roundup :roll:
linuxconf now there was a thing :D

I still have my Mandrake 7.0

I still have my Mandrake 7.0 CDs, I even installed it on a piece of old hardware last year. Ah, KDE1.x, how I miss you (it was better than KDE4.x!).

Ah , I had Caldera, still

Ah , I had Caldera, still use Webmin a lot.
Then I got a boxed set of Suse 7.1 as aa birthday present, 3 manuals and 5CDs :)

For the record, I was well

For the record, I was well aware of Slackware back then (I'd used it quite a bit!). I can't remember exactly why I didn't include it in the roundup, but I probably had a hard time getting hold of it -- I lived in a small town that only had dialup until sometime in 2003.

Then I switched to Slack and used it as my main OS for two years :-)

M

I think Nick needed the

I think Nick needed the space for a pic of his Amiga



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