Okay, I'm curious, when did you guys first hear about/join Linux? Please boost for a wider data pool. :boost_love:


@tomxcd I discovered Linux in 1992 through a university friend. I started using Linux professionally in 1996 after having used other Unixes.

@gc @tomxcd this is similar to me. In 1993 I was an undergrad and my summer job involved programming for a fast growing electronics factory on their expensive unix boxes.

At the end of the summer they gave me a contract which turned into my first (long defunct) startup.

We wrote programs that combined Perl with a core library written in C and (some XWindows toolkit I don't remember.) Ran just fine on GNU/Linux which meant we were able to bootstrap without VC.

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