Remember those days?

Once up on a time, “Linux” was something I found in the CD archives of the British Council Library. The year was 2002, and the Linux “version” was Red Hat 7.0. Back home with the two-CD bundle, after setting up the BIOS to boot from the CD-ROM drive, I was lost looking at things like /dev/hda1, swap, RPM, and all the other assorted jargon. I mean, where the heck was the familiar C:, D: drives to install stuff on, or EXE files I needed? Anyway, back to the library, I picked up a book that would help me install this “Linux” thingy. Following the steps, it wasn’t all that...

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