Or trying to get unix in a limited way with minix or DOS and the GNUish
collection.  In '91, I would have been more then happy with cygwin.  When I
got SLS linux in 92 with TeX, emacs and Xfree86 2.x it was fantastic!

By 95, linux was probably as good as my SunOS sparc 1 in 93.
On Aug 21, 2012 11:26 AM, "Brian St. Pierre" <br...@bstpierre.org> wrote:

> On 08/18/2012 08:49 PM, Bayard Coolidge wrote:
> > Tom Buskey <t...@buskey.name> said:
> >> I was at the same UNH with Linus too.
> >
> > "Me, too"... And still have the autographed CD here in my collection.
>
> Me too, me too! Though I didn't think to get my CD autographed. I
> thought it was fall '95? (Pretty sure I was still living in what was
> basically a converted broom closet in Devine Hall, but maybe I'm
> counting wrong.) I think by 97 (definitely by 98) they had ripped out
> the VT220s from the engineering labs and installed linux PCs.
>
> I remember spending most (all?) of the night following Linus' talk and
> the following day defragging windows, repartitioning, installing,
> rebuilding a kernel, getting drivers to work, (re-)re-partitioning so
> everything fit... I was pretty psyched about actually having *unix* in
> my room -- with gcc and everything! -- without having to connect to an
> overburdened campus unix server, worry about the connection dropping, etc.
>
> -Brian
>
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