Remembrance of Things Past
maddog reflects on events from the early days of Linux and why you can’t always trust your memory.
Birthdays and anniversaries invite reflection. Birthdays (and, in particular, significant birthdays such as my own recent 60th) often invite introspection and a look back at what one has done with one’s life. For couples who have been married for a long time, anniversaries can be a time for them to reflect back on their partnership of many years.The creation of Linux Pro Magazine/Linux Magazine was both a birth and the beginning of a marriage. Ten years ago, Linux was emerging asa commercial-grade operating system. In 1998, some of thecommercial databases had ported to Linux, and Linux wasbeing used as a server system for web servers, firewalls, andother “server-grade” systems by that time.