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Old 09-03-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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Screenshot nostalgia.


Hi, just wonder if anyone had some 'really' old screenshots of slackware and X back in it's infancy. I've been using Slackware pretty much since 9.2, but wondering what X and window managers looked like were like in the early days.
 
Old 09-03-2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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Here's a shot of olvwm in Slackware 4.0. This was also the default window manager in Slackware 1.0.

http://www.linux-france.org/article/...olin/olvwm.gif
 
Old 09-03-2012, 11:22 AM   #3
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Wow! I got reply from Pat .... thanks
 
Old 09-03-2012, 11:47 AM   #4
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I use Fluxbox, so looks good... I don't see a cursor, so was the manager key binding?
 
Old 09-03-2012, 12:23 PM   #5
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The earliest screenshot I have is from Slackware 10.2 running XFce.

http://www2.citytel.net/~gnielsen/snapshot5.jpg
 
Old 09-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #6
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Here's a shot of olvwm in Slackware 4.0. This was also the default window manager in Slackware 1.0.

http://www.linux-france.org/article/...olin/olvwm.gif
Hmm, let's see. . . .

xman is still in Slackware. Xclock, too. The xwd command still works to take a screenshot. Fortune is still part of the default install. The workspace menu "could" be from Fluxbox. I think I'm beginning to understand why they say Slackware is very stable.

I would submit a screenshot from 3.x but the command line would just look the same.

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Old 09-03-2012, 05:28 PM   #7
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Screenshot from KDE1 would've been nice or early Enlightnment... BTW it is still possible to download Slackware since version 1.01 so you can try them all out yourself in a virtual machine or even real Floppies would be handy though.

Last edited by wigry; 09-03-2012 at 05:30 PM.
 
Old 09-03-2012, 05:35 PM   #8
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Hmm, let's see. . . .

xman is still in Slackware. Xclock, too. The xwd command still works to take a screenshot. Fortune is still part of the default install. The workspace menu "could" be from Fluxbox. I think I'm beginning to understand why they say Slackware is very stable.

I would submit a screenshot from 3.x but the command line would just look the same.

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Don't forget xv, which can also take screenshots and whose last revision was 1994.
 
Old 09-03-2012, 07:17 PM   #9
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I have 2 hardcopy screenshots of my Slackware system done in September 1994. I'm thinking that was Slackware 2.0, or maybe 2.0.1. They show a very simple X desktop, rxvt terminal, some other classic X things. I want to say the window manager is fvwm, but I'm not sure; I just sort of remember using fvwm before WindowMaker before Xfce. I was very proud at the time to be able to do an X screenshot and get it to print on my original HP Deskjet.
 
Old 09-03-2012, 08:33 PM   #10
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I have 2 hardcopy screenshots of my Slackware system done in September 1994. I'm thinking that was Slackware 2.0, or maybe 2.0.1. They show a very simple X desktop, rxvt terminal, some other classic X things. I want to say the window manager is fvwm, but I'm not sure; I just sort of remember using fvwm before WindowMaker before Xfce. I was very proud at the time to be able to do an X screenshot and get it to print on my original HP Deskjet.
You should scan them I'd like to see THAT.
 
Old 09-03-2012, 09:31 PM   #11
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Lets not forget afterstep one of the first window managers i used. Here is a page with some links to screenshots http://xwinman.org/afterstep.php
 
Old 09-03-2012, 09:50 PM   #12
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You should scan them I'd like to see THAT.
Unfortunately, I don't think they would be admissible in court... The date isn't part of either screen shot (it was hand-written by me on the paper, along with which X driver and screen dumper was used), nor does it show anything specifically Linux or Slackware. Could have been screen-shot off any old Unix workstation of that decade (except I know they weren't).
 
Old 09-04-2012, 03:43 AM   #13
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You can find some videos of old Slackware versions here:

3.4 (1997) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npWG9fYEkh0

4.0 (1999) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRA2Bh1P4Yc

8.0 (2001) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a16GOCIGGEk
 
  


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