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    Default Early boxed Linux distros

    The earliest RHL box I find a picture of is 4.1.

    I'm going to bed, don't want to search anymore. So I'm leaving this thread to gestate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2icebitn View Post
    So I'm leaving this thread to gestate.
    When Ripley did that, she woke up to something tearing out of here stomach...
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    I don't have any photos but I seen a red hat 3 box on eBay a few years back. Try looking up copys for sale on ebay you may find older boxes on there.
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    Got this in the post today:

    IMG_20181217_163326.jpg

    With an earlier acquisition for size comparison:

    IMG_20181217_163349.jpg

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    The earliest Linux OS I have is Yggdrasil Plug-and-Play Summer 1994 edition (there was no box with it, unfortunately).
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    Was Yggdrasil the first distro to include a print manual? I've seen this at computer shows, once for a dollar. I can't remember specifically seeing a boot floppy, just the CD and booklet. If not boxed, how was it distributed?

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