I've got some fuzzy memories about the first time I installed Linux on a PC, it was around 1999/2000 and I tried RedHat first then Slackware, the distros were included in the classic Linux Magazine, what a time!

My internet connection was just a 56K modem and I remember that I was investing all my time reading Linux docs, Lars Wirzenius' Linux administration guide, the developer and kernel guides, never learnt so much as in those times.

I was working and studying electronics at the same time and had to do assignments in Assembly and C, I remember me hating C at that time.

In 2001 with some colleagues, we convinced our employer to pay for a Linux administration certification course for us, Conectiva Linux; that years later joined Mandrake forming the Mandriva distro.

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