Apr 29, 2010, 10:32 (0 Talkback[s])
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"The oldest Linux distribution in existence is Slackware. It's
about time that I actually posted something about my favorite Linux
distribution on this blog.
"Like most X-MS Windows users, I did not come to Slackware
directly. I took a round-about route through a few other
distributions first. The very first distribution of Linux that I
installed on my machine was Ubuntu 6.06 "Dapper Drake", an
impressive offering from Mark Shuttleworth and the Canonical folks.
I still have a copy of it on CD. It was impressive to this
frustrated MS Windows user. It was also like having a lifeline
thrown to me as I was drowning in frigid North Atlantic waters.
"Once I began to expand my Linux horizons, I found out there
were other Linux's out there. How cool is that? I was used to only
a few MS Windows… 3.1, 98, ME, XP, etc. Here I find that
there are many… and I do mean MANY different Linux variations
out there in the wild. I wanted to try 'em all. I was searching for
"my" Linux. I think it's something most geeks do when they first
come to Linux. It's a right of passage, maybe?"