I remember the next few years only vaguely: fighting with getting my modems to work, learning how to join J's IRC channels with my own computer running Linux, getting into and out of various scenes. In my freshman year of college I gave up Windows completely* and started using Linux as my primary desktop. I haven't looked back since.
I have a fond memory of sitting around at J's house with friends listening to Future Sound of London, and every time I hear certain songs I strongly remember that time.
* The main thing keeping me using Windows was Internet Explorer -- check out brad's cute gnomie hack, which I wrote a native Win32 server for at one point...