Re: CHAT: operating systems (was Re: I think I've got it.)
|From:||Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 7, 2001, 21:45|
On Thursday, December 6, 2001, at 11:15 , Anton Sherwood wrote:
> Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
>> I wanted badly to learn Linux at one point, but I didn't think freshman
>> year of college was a good time to experiment with a new OS . . .
> What, you hadn't been using a dialup Unix for years for your mail and
> Kids today!
<squirm> First computer I actually got to use was some flavor of
Commodore with a cassette tape drive. Usual vague Apple experiences
(including some BASIC) in elementary school. Some years after that my dad
acquired a (used?) 80286 from work; we had to get it *upgraded* to DOS
2.11, and two of my tech-savvy friends in middle school showed me the in's
and out's. I didn't actually realize UNIX existed until high school,
though we did get a dial-up modem connection for BBSing and basic internet.
We can't all be enlightened. ;-) I'm running Mac OS X right now, which
I'm sure a lot of people despise, but the GUI doesn't bother me (I mostly
use keyboard commands) and it's fun playing around with the UNIX
Yoon Ha Lee [email@example.com]
Never hit a man with glasses. Hit him with your fist.