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Old 03-31-2011, 10:20 PM   #1
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Slackware 1.0 Released

Looks like distrowatch is having a little April Fools fun.

Patrick Volkerding has announced the release of Slackware Linux 1.0, a Linux operating system for computers coming on 24 floppy disks and featuring Linux kernel 0.99pl10 with PS/2 mouse and normal hard drive support: "The Slackware Linux distribution (v. 1.00) is now available for anonymous FTP. This is a complete installation system designed for systems with a 3.5" boot floppy. It has been tested extensively with a 386/IDE system. The standard kernel included does not support SCSI, but if there's a great demand, I might be persuaded to compile a few custom kernels to put up for FTP. This release is based largely on the SLS system, but has been enhanced and modified substantially. There are two main disk series, A (13 disks) and X (11 disks). Some of the features: kernel source and image at 0.99pl11 Alpha compiled with normal hard drive and PS/2 style mouse support." Read the rest of the release announcement for more information. The complete set of 24 floppy disks is available for download from
Old 03-31-2011, 11:08 PM   #2
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yeah i saw this and lold
Old 03-31-2011, 11:48 PM   #3
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Good one!

Mr. V. must have had something to do with that.
Old 04-01-2011, 12:19 AM   #4
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Just saw this @ distrowatch and not living in the US it caught me by surprise for 10 seconds, lol. My tought was: now that had finally catched up with -current
Good one
Old 04-01-2011, 04:54 AM   #5
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With all the fancy names for the upcoming slackware version, I actually thought this was the name chosen for today.
Old 04-01-2011, 06:43 AM   #6
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here is another one:
Old 04-01-2011, 08:10 AM   #7
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Saw it too. LOL
Old 04-01-2011, 08:33 AM   #8
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Actually I would love to try Slack 1.0. A bunch of floppies and a few cold doesn't get any better
Old 04-01-2011, 08:52 AM   #9
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When I started with Slackware (in march of 1994) I got about 56 floppydisks, I don't know which version of Slackware it was, but the Kernel was 1.0.
Back in those days an installation of Slackware took several hours, although I had only 210MB of diskspace and half of it was for DOS and Windows...

Old 04-01-2011, 09:08 AM   #10
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the link in the article goes to here:
but the ftp link goes to the regular distribution tree where the only "vintage" slack is 3.3.... after that it's 8.0 and up
Old 04-01-2011, 09:10 AM   #11
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I guess my archive of Slackware 1.0 is incomplete. I only have 12 disks. I thought that was rather small.
Old 04-01-2011, 11:25 AM   #12
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I can't find it on Distrowatch - have they removed it?

They do mention something about

I've no idea what that's about.
Old 04-01-2011, 01:31 PM   #13
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Yeah, it looks like they took it down.
Old 04-01-2011, 02:42 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by ysg View Post
Yeah, it looks like they took it down.
Well, yeah. It's no fun if you can't actually download it.
Old 04-02-2011, 05:02 AM   #15
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I'm relieved. I thought I've had a stroke and lost the sense of time.


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