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tdos20 05-05-2011 07:23 AM

Lil bit of Slackware history
 
Found this interesting article:
http://www.linux.com/component/conte...lackware-linux
Thought a few of you might be interested. ;-)

Dinithion 05-05-2011 07:29 AM

Thanks for this :D

Phorize 05-05-2011 07:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tdos20 (Post 4347239)
Found this interesting article:
http://www.linux.com/component/conte...lackware-linux
Thought a few of you might be interested. ;-)

Thanks for posting this, although I am not sure that running 13.37 is like a "taste of what Linux was like in the early days";just for starters the kernel hardware support is radically improved and the install doesn't require you to insert umpteen floppies just for the last one to be corrupted!

brianL 05-05-2011 07:49 AM

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Originally Posted by kristizz (Post 4347255)
although I am not sure that running 13.37 is like a "taste of what Linux was like in the early days"

Agreed. That's one of the myths that crops up in too many articles about Slackware, giving people the false impression that it's old-fashioned.

sycamorex 05-05-2011 07:53 AM

Nice one. I didn't know about Slackware 96:)

Chuck56 05-05-2011 08:58 AM

Hmm, "version inflation". PV could migrate to version numbers that correspond to the number of years Slackware has been distributed. We could be on version 18 by now!

tdos20 05-05-2011 11:47 AM

Yeh - I thought the last sentence was pretty patronising but apart from that it taught me some stuff I didn't know.

raconteur 05-05-2011 12:27 PM

Ahh, the early days... running out of inodes during the install, the upper-arm exercise of swapping floppies, taking two days to compile X, so many fond memories :D

I still have most of the media for early versions -- I'm really not certain exactly why... nostalgia isn't the right word.

It is a cool article, thanks for linking it.


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