How the Mac was born... supposedly...

From: Jules Richardson <>
Date: Thu Jan 13 12:02:58 2005

On Thu, 2005-01-13 at 09:12 -0800, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Jan 2005, Tom Jennings wrote:
> > > cheap. I think that was probably a big part of the initial attraction to
> > > Linux: a Unix box of your own.
> >
> > It didn't take much hardware to run a real unix in 1994, even:
> >
> >
> <...>
> > It was stuff like *this* and not linux that made the early internet
> > explode. No fault of linux, it simply wasn't around then.
> Hi Tom.
> Are you saying that Linux wasn't around in 1994?

That's the year I was running the SLS distribution on a 486dx33 with 8
meg of memory - used to scream along it did. Well, apart from kernel
rebuilds; they took several hours (but things back then didn't feel like
they *needed* to be so fast, so it was no big deal).

I got a lot of uni assigments done on that system that I would have
otherwise had to use uni hardware for - to say it was just a boring old
PC it sure did the job nicely.

Hmm, actually it might have been as early as 1993 even when I first
installed Linux, not 1994...

I still had DOS on there for things like Wordperfect and 3D Studio (and
games like Wolfenstein). Which is interesting... when did LILO appear?
Was it around in those early days? I don't remember how I dual-booted
the system if not.
Received on Thu Jan 13 2005 - 12:02:58 GMT

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