Free Software Magazine: Sometimes I Just Want to Be Stupid

“Most modern Linux distributions have slick graphical
installers, are on single DVD’s and install common applications
very easily. The installers make software choices that lead new
users by the hand with little to go wrong. Life is also easier for
us old timers who, in the past, suffered through many configuration
files, compiling network drivers and the miscellaneous headaches we
encountered trying to get our hardware to work.

“The first Linux distribution that I installed, way back around
1995, was Slackware which came on a set of floppy disks…”

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