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Linux Mint – the taste of success

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Linux User sits down with Mint creator Clement Lefebvre to get a measure of the past, present and future of one of the biggest success stories in Linux distro history…

What are your earliest memories of computing and how did you catch the bug?

I remember running Windows and DOS back in the Nineties on our home personal computer. That’s what everybody did back then and all we knew about. Then I got into university and came face to face with UNIX, central servers, multiple accounts, X11 terminal clients and access to the internet. That was a fantastic experience. Eventually, floppy disks of GNU/Linux spread around the campus and word got out that you could run UNIX at home! It was Slackware at the time; I even remember them being distributed by Walnut Creek. Smile

So that’s how it started for me. I didn’t have any sound and it took me entire days to configure X11, but I had it at home and I was delighted with it. The structure of a UNIX system, the commands, processes, permissions, how predictable and reliable it was. I loved it.

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