Original project announcement on comp.os.linux was 20 years ago today
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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.