Happy 30th birthday today, Linux.
It was somewhere around 1996-1997 at the American University of Beirut Computer Science department. My coding mentor since high school gave me some CDs that ran Debian Linux 0.93 release 6. He asked me to share it with my fellow students. I happily obliged because, at that time, I was immersed in Linux myself when everyone had Windows 95. I have always preferred terminal over GUI since my Commodore, CP/M, and DOS days. I remember fellow students wondering what Linux is and why they need it. I was giving them away for free because they are free, but people won’t take them. No one I knew needed Linux, except when I took my first “webmaster “job. Come now: if my kids come to me and say, “Dad, do you know Linux, or can we install it?” I will smile big time! The whole world is on Linux, and nearly everything my kids have has some Linux flavor without them knowing. Happy 30th anniversary, Linux. You indeed made a difference!!!!
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