Sometime around v0.91 to v0.93, I downloaded LINUX – probably Slackware – and gave it a try. The first time it booted, I said, “yes, yes, that’s the way a real operating system announces itself when it boots!”
However, I didn’t have a practical use for it, so I went back to my QNX hacking.
At the time, we didn’t have a VPN, but we had 33k modems for remote access at Vansco. I was able to log into QNX at work and do my work more-or-less the same as at home. Because everything was terminal-based, it was lightning-fast. Because it was QNX, it was rock-solid stable and could recover from almost any problem.