Rather tempted to spin up a new virtual machine to re-experience the joys of one of my earlier Linux distros in life.
3 open-source packed CDs and a huge manual inside the box. It was 1997. Time flies.
@fribbledom SuSE was my first Linux, installed from a tower of floppies. It took 5 minutes to boot on my old 486 without FPU. Good times
@fribbledom Nice! My first Linux distro was Red Hat 5.2. Came in an equally large box with a printed manual. It was nice :) Don't think I still have it though :(
@fribbledom Why use a VM when you can pick up a genuine Pentium PC at the thrift store to load it on instead?
@fribbledom Haha. Good point. Idk why I assumed that someone who held onto old discs like that wouldn't also hold onto old computers/parts.
@fribbledom I almost wish I could turn back time and experience those early days of Linux, install feats and lugs.
When was 2.0.12?
I am afraid, next year i must spend a party.
368/5MB/170MB HD and a 14400bps Modem. UUCP 4 mail n news.
@sushee @fribbledom My first SuSE still was Slackware, see this older post: https://mastodon.infra.de/@galaxis/99411232539935091
Looking at it from today, the joys are slightly limited (I reinstalled it a couple of years ago, but the screenshots and notes I posted are gone with G+ ...). Really don't miss rudimentary disk management tools and XF86 mode lines...
Nice! I also got the entire 6.3 package sitting here, and somewhere there ought to be the 5.0 release as well. I think those were the last releases I actually paid for though. I pretty much switched to Debian around that time.
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