Articles on Linux, the open source operating system
This article describes how I came to know about UNIX, and later, Linux.
Part of this is personal, documenting to myself when I started using each of the aforementioned systems.
Part of it is quasi academic research using digital archeology techniques to dig up old mails, search old files and directories, and try to piece together the sequence of events on how the above happened.
As per Linus advice, I contacted Ted T'so in March 1992 for getting Linux on Floppies. Here is the e-mail.
This email is one attempt to reach someone for getting Linux by an alternate way, other than FTP.We did not have TCP/IP at the time, and our connection was X.25, and we paid by the byte.
Email to Drew Eckhardt, who later wrote the SCSI drivers for Linux.
Reply to an email from Robert Blum about getting Linux.
The interesting part here was: how companies would not be interested in Linux since it is "public domain"!
This is an email to a colleague who was interested in Linux. We were swapping notes on itand how to best obtain it.The interesting part of the email, is that I forwarded a lot of info that I collected on Linuxto him from various sources.
This is an email to Steve Hanson regarding the Unix User Newsletter.
Log of my early Linux installation and upgrades. Should be interesting for the digital archeology aspects of it.
In this page, you will find a good collection of links on UNIX history:
I recently upgraded one of the five machines at home from Mandrake 9.1 to Mandrake 10.0 Official Download. This machine is a sluggish Celeron 300 used by my daughter, Sarah.
The upgrade went fine, although it was slow (this machine is not the fastest thing around).