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rahilm
February 11th, 2010, 07:27 AM
http://bit.ly/bDIJ6R

I have to check for the accuracy of the data
your comments?

nisshh
February 11th, 2010, 08:10 AM
Wow, some of them are quite interesting.

Im gonna bookmark that and show all my converts.

cariboo907
February 11th, 2010, 08:23 AM
I don't know who came up with those "facts", some of them are wrong. For instance there is no way there could have been a Live CD in 1992, and Dell was not the first major manufacturer to offer a Linux variant pre-installed.

Gallahhad
February 11th, 2010, 08:34 AM
I don't know who came up with those "facts", some of them are wrong. For instance there is no way there could have been a Live CD in 1992, and Dell was not the first major manufacturer to offer a Linux variant pre-installed.
+1
Please fix the slide show, and provide citation. Or label it appropriately as fiction, or take it down.

Note,
Yggdrasil Plug-and-Play Linux did release an alpha liveCD version in 92.Hardware limitations made it useless, the project died in 95. Still kinda cool historical bit though. Dell definitely was NOT the first big OEM to ship computers with linux, I remember for sure Lindows in Wal-Mart through Microtel, circa 2002, not sure if there was another big one before that or not, its been too long.

Khakilang
February 11th, 2010, 08:39 AM
Those are some interesting fact. As a newbie I am getting to know more about Linux.

rahilm
February 11th, 2010, 08:44 AM
what about the titanic and avatar slides.. were they really made on linux?

rahilm
February 11th, 2010, 08:46 AM
i guess those are true:
i found this:
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/2494

bleedingħtheħdead
February 11th, 2010, 08:48 AM
40 is too much.

kmsalex
February 11th, 2010, 10:30 AM
slide 17 "if GUN had had a kernal"

3rdalbum
February 11th, 2010, 01:35 PM
Some of those are quite mundane facts - "IBM is going to ship a new server designed for Linux". So freaking what, they've been shipping servers designed for Linux for years!

And some I doubt. Linus probably still would have written the Linux kernel even if GNU HURD was available. Linus originally didn't write Linux for GNU, he wrote it to scratch his itch and because the author of Minix wouldn't accept his patches.

And some would say that Slackware didn't bring Linux beyond the "coder cult" - Mandrake did. Yggdrasil also doesn't really qualify as a 'live CD' any more than a rescue shell on the Debian install CD does; the first real live CD was quite probably Knoppix. Ubuntu wasn't the first Linux distro to be offered to desktop users by a major OEM; I think once again Mandrake has that honour.

madnessjack
February 11th, 2010, 03:08 PM
Research shows that 80% of statistics are made up

detroit/zero
February 11th, 2010, 05:53 PM
Research shows that 80% of statistics are made up
Only 14% of people know that.

audiomick
February 11th, 2010, 05:58 PM
Research shows that 80% of statistics are made up
now that is a nice paradox....;)

cammin
February 11th, 2010, 08:51 PM
+1
Please fix the slide show, and provide citation. Or label it appropriately as fiction, or take it down.

Note,
Yggdrasil Plug-and-Play Linux did release an alpha liveCD version in 92.Hardware limitations made it useless, the project died in 95. Still kinda cool historical bit though. Dell definitely was NOT the first big OEM to ship computers with linux, I remember for sure Lindows in Wal-Mart through Microtel, circa 2002, not sure if there was another big one before that or not, its been too long.

http://archives.cnn.com/2000/TECH/computing/02/03/linux.laptop.idg/

Dell laptops with redhat, circa 2000

Citations in the slideshow would have been nice, though.

Gallahhad
February 11th, 2010, 09:23 PM
http://archives.cnn.com/2000/TECH/computing/02/03/linux.laptop.idg/

Dell laptops with redhat, circa 2000

Citations in the slideshow would have been nice, though.
Good stuff, thanks for the link.

mickie.kext
February 11th, 2010, 11:35 PM
+1
Dell definitely was NOT the first big OEM to ship computers with linux, I remember for sure Lindows in Wal-Mart through Microtel, circa 2002, not sure if there was another big one before that or not, its been too long.


I saw some press release on Red Hat site that Dell preinstalled Red Hat Linux it 1998. Can't find it now so here is this:
http://news.cnet.com/2100-1001-223279.html
Note that is dated 1999. Also, I am not sure if Microtel can be called big OEM (since I never heard of it), if it can than VA Linux and Cobalt Networks beat it because VA was there all along and I am not sure when Cobalt (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cobalt_Networks) started with Linux but I know that Sun bought them for 2 billion in year 2000.