My First Distro

With my mind wandering the other day, I pawed through some old computer CDs and DVDs. The cobwebs of my mind cleared quickly. My first real effort to install and run a Linux based distro?

Lycoris. Build 46. Released in 2002.

I found some store-bought Mandrake 9.0 CDs, which included source CDs as well. I found a dead-tree user manual that came with the boxed package. Released in 2002. I have a vague memory of seeing the blue box on the shelf in a brick-and-mortar store. For some strange reason, I seem to recall paying about $59 for the box.

On the book shelf underneath that Mandrake user manual is a copy of Running Linux Third Edition.

Also in the optical disk collection:

  • Peanut Linux 9.4, released 2002.
  • Vector Linux 3.2, released 2003.
  • Knoppix 3.4, released 2004.

As Spock would say, “Fascinating.”

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