Ten years ago next week I booted my first Linux machine – Labour had just won its second landslide and I had a few days off work after the election and so went out and bought a PC from the late lamented Morgan Computers and – dear reader, pity my naivety – paid about £50 or so for a boxed copy of Red Hat Linux 7.0 (still cheaper than the alternative).
I didn’t really know anything about Linux beyond a few basic shell commands and it was a steep learning curve. But I have never looked back.
Today I have just updated my git repository as I work on setting up my project and have been shocked to see that Linus Torvalds has baptised the latest version of the kernel 3.0-rc1 – my version of Red Hat was the first they had released as a 2.4 series kernel.
Onwards and upwards.
- New Name, Same Linux (zdnet.com)
- Linus Torvalds on the Origins of Linux (q-ontech.blogspot.com)
- Linux 3.0 RC1 Approved By Linus Torvalds, Adds Support for Kinect and More (readwriteweb.com)
- Linus Torvalds releases Linux kernel version 3 to celebrate 20 years of penguin-powered computing (engadget.com)
- Linus Torvalds Considering End To Linux 2.6 Series (linux.slashdot.org)
- Linux 3.0 arrives in RC1 — providing absolutely nothing new (linuxfordevices.com)
- Linux 3.0 all about ‘steady plodding progress’ (go.theregister.com)
- Linus Renames 2.6.40 Kernel To Linux 3.0, Announces Release Candidate (linux.slashdot.org)
- I’m still going to say Linux (mkronline.wordpress.com)