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Old 05-05-2011, 07:23 AM   #1
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Talking 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. ;-)
 
Old 05-05-2011, 07:29 AM   #2
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Thanks for this
 
Old 05-05-2011, 07:42 AM   #3
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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!
 
Old 05-05-2011, 07:49 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 05-05-2011, 07:53 AM   #5
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Nice one. I didn't know about Slackware 96
 
Old 05-05-2011, 08:58 AM   #6
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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!
 
Old 05-05-2011, 11:47 AM   #7
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Yeh - I thought the last sentence was pretty patronising but apart from that it taught me some stuff I didn't know.
 
Old 05-05-2011, 12:27 PM   #8
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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

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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