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It's been quite a journey for a student nerd from Finland

The pic shows where the adventure started, Wikipedia tells where it is now - the end of the journey still open!

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux
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Linux sure has been durable and widespread. Unix, the progenitor to Linux, was launched in 1969 by ATT, 52 years ago, but was not free. ATT built Unix as the operating system for their emerging digital telephone switching equipment. Similarly, the programming language C was developed by ATT for programming those switches. I remember using Unix and C in 1980 on Sun Microsystems computers, just about the same time Microsoft DOS came out.

Thanks for the note RRider.
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Been on linux since my hdd failed in 08, I couldn't spend $100 on a copy of xp
Manjaro has been my daily driver for a couple years now
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Doing some work in Linux right now as we speak

I love Linux, and it's come a long way too in terms of accessibility (for those curious to try it).

I have many distros kicking around my house and work, but my most recent install is Pop! OS... hate the name, but it's actually a really nice distribution. Comes with pleasing defaults and is snappy and stable. Runs games well too, for those so inclined, with different pre-packaged installs for Nvidia vs Radeon hardware
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Modern Vespa in fact runs on Linux, specifically Amazon AMI2 (loosely based on CentOS). And just to prove young Linus wrong about the portability part, we are running on ARM64 hardware and solid state hard drives.

Happy Birthday! We've been with Linux for over half of its life.
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I started on Slackware in 94 with a bunch of floppy disks to install. I still use it but just for server stuff now.
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Oh dear, a typo right at the beginning.

I use Linux as much as I can.
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jess wrote:
Modern Vespa in fact runs on Linux, specifically Amazon AMI2 (loosely based on CentOS). And just to prove young Linus wrong about the portability part, we are running on ARM64 hardware and solid state hard drives.

Happy Birthday! We've been with Linux for over half of its life.
Probably going to be Centos stream soon enough
You would think amazon could pop for proper Redhat
Centos stream will be stable enough, keeping reasonably current for new hardware
I'm not sure what all the consternation about the move to a rolling release is about?
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I have been following, and occasionally using Tiny Core Linux for some years. I've installed quite a few distros but they never appealed to me. The starkness of TCL fits me.

When Microsoft makes Windows a rental Mint or SUSE will be on my desktop.
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Something about Linux and a Vespa just screams. Just 'sayin...
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Garthhh wrote:
Probably going to be Centos stream soon enough
Amazon AMI2 is far enough removed from CentOS at this point that it isn't likely to be affected by anything on that side. It is effectively its own distribution now.
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