Original project announcement on comp.os.linux was 20 years ago today
SlackwareThis Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
It's hard to believe, but it's been 20 years since this post. The first release (along with the first public mention of the name) followed 6 days later. I think I can safely say that a lot more people turned out to be interested in this than anticipated. Cheers!
The love of my life walked out on me on July 11th 1993. Funny how it goes.
I would say there's quite a bit of personal satisfaction in maintaining Slackware but has it grown over those two decades to become financially rewarding? Enough to keep a family?
It kind of makes me wonder a bit about the bigger picture. What would the world be like without Slackware? I mean, I'm sure the consequences of that original project extended way beyond the obvious. It has the makings of an alternative history novel. Scary stuff!
Thank you Pat for all you have done, and continue to do! I believe the world is richer for it.