This is the update metalhead nerds have been waiting for.

    • @d3Xt3r@lemmy.nzM
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      106 months ago

      If you see the word “LILO” during your windows startup (just after you turn the machine on), your son has installed lunix.

      Wow, that’s a blast from the past! Completely forgot that LILO used to be a thing.

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        I remember dealing with migrating from LILO to GRUB when I was in high school, maybe 2005ish? It’s been a while. I remember the migration from ipchains to iptables, too (which is happening again now with the iptables to nftables migration)

        I used Ubuntu at the time… It was a great distro back then. I only had dial-up so couldn’t download large files easily, and Canonical or one of their local partners would mail you a CD for free regardless of where you lived in the world. I think that helped a LOT of people get into Linux.

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          56 months ago

          Similar experiences here. I remember waiting for the free CDs bundles with monthly magzines, and add then I’d the CD as a mirror in my repos to update my packages lol

          • @Grimpen@lemmy.ca
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            36 months ago

            Ubuntu was the distribution that had me switch from dual-booting with Windows as default to dual-booting with Linux as default.

            I also remember ordering an actual Ubuntu disc, with the extra donation to fund the mailing for free program.

            Now years later after lots of distro-hopping I just run Ubuntu LTS, and stay on the very boring LTS branch.

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      86 months ago

      Man I’ve seen derivatives of this stuff, but this must be the OG post - thanks for that!

      I thought the whole Lunix thing came from the elite hacker JEFF.K!!!11 so I’m chuffed there’s another level to this!

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        It’s funny because the first time I read it, I thought it was serious and was just written by a tech-illiterate parent. Saying that Comet Cursor and Bonzi Buddy are hacker software kinda gives away that it’s just satire though.

        oh I guess that’s also something that younger people may not know about… In the late 1990s / early 2000s, it wasn’t uncommon for people to install spyware to get things like custom mouse cursors, emoticons, and purple gorillas that help you navigate the web.