I remember installing linux in '98 on my new computer which had 32MB ram and and overclocked MB with a 166mhz cpu! I was introduced to Unix in the CS lab at VT and wanted it on my computer. Found a linux distro, redhat linux colgate, Build date: Tue Oct 22 20:49:59 1996, and installed it. Didn't support my video card, had the matrox mystique with 6mb video ram. It did support the matrox millennium but I couldn't afford that. Switched back to win 95 and kept on playing Mechwarrior. good times. Came back to linux eventually but it was always hardware driver issues in the beginning.