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Old 12-03-2011, 07:50 PM   #16
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If you look at ver .99 & then the jump to 1 then on to 1.1.2.
You know that I don’t look at that at all. I was simply bored by “when will come the next Slackware release” threads so I decided to do something contrary and I asked about “where are the lacking previous Slackware releases”. In my country we call such a questions “jokes” and we expect the answers that are jokes too.

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I understood your intent but I took the opportunity to provide users that should read this thread with some useful information.
You understand my intent but you gone against the stream of that thread because you felt to be forced to say something serious. The life isn’t serious all the time. Some people say it isn’t serious at all. Relax! Enjoy! Play! (At least from time to time.)
 
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:58 PM   #17
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I still can't believe people don't get the 13.37 joke.

The 13.37 release is a moniker release number which is a hacker term for 1337 (Elite). The release was an intentional joke. Basically meaning "Slackware Elite Release". Now go and have your laughs.
 
Old 12-04-2011, 04:55 AM   #18
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thank you for your jokes. Not all of them are equally amusing but I’m grateful for your attempts to say or write something funny in reply to my question.
I was going for "whimsical, yet informative" more than amusing.


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Actually HAL is one letter ahead of IBM!
Yep, and in the 90s IBM returned the favour by giving their mainframes a "9000" Series moniker which I have to believe wasn't a coincidence.



As for the underlying point behind these threads: This is a slightly different situation. The threads mentioned are not the typical "When will it be ready" threads that we all like to mock mercilessly, it's a "It's not even started. This is very unusual. What's going on?" thread, which I think is a reasonable question to ask given the prolonged period of minimal activity.

Maybe Pat is working on revamping the antiquated disk-sets concept (which IMO really doesn't make sense any more), maybe he's working on improving something else, and maybe he's just taking a break from the hard work (which is what my money would be on). I've been around Slackware long enough to know that we'll find out when we find out, but I don't blame people for wondering and sharing a little idle conjecture on the forums about it. Let's face it, until current starts moving again, there's little else to talk about.

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Old 12-04-2011, 07:46 AM   #19
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I still can't believe people don't get the 13.37 joke.
As for the ordinary people in general most of them haven’t any idea about “leet” – you can’t change that writing about “leet” here. As for the members of that forum I’m sure all of them know “leet” – from their point of view your explanation is redundant.

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I was going for "whimsical, yet informative" more than amusing.
You still were amusing – at least partially. As for the informative – there isn’t wrong to be informative. For example onebuck’s statement: “Actually HAL is one letter ahead of IBM!” is informative and tells out about the nice Arthur C. Clarke’s pun which is amusing itself.

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Old 12-04-2011, 07:56 AM   #20
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Where can I download the first release of Slackware because I want to upgrade my computer. I think it is version 1.00.
 
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Old 12-04-2011, 08:26 AM   #21
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Where can I download the first release of Slackware because I want to upgrade my computer. I think it is version 1.00.
Here’s Slackware 1.0.1.
 
Old 12-04-2011, 11:12 AM   #22
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I don't know, boys. Maybe we're making this more complicated than it really is.

Don't you think the most likely explanation for the missing releases is that they got round-house kicked by Chuck Norris on their way to DistroWatch?
 
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:14 AM   #23
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Where can I download the first release of Slackware because I want to upgrade my computer
Is it a Commodore 64?
 
Old 12-05-2011, 09:45 AM   #24
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"Indiana Jones And The Missing Slackware Releases" - great film!
 
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:04 AM   #25
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Where can I download the first release of Slackware because I want to upgrade my computer. I think it is version 1.00.
But 1.2.0.3 is already out!? Wouldn't it be stupid to upgrade to 1.0 when 1.2.0.3 has already been released? Btw I heard about a new distribution called Linux 3.0, where can I get that?
 
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:32 AM   #26
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As the elder of Linux distros Slackware should perhaps have the biggest version number and until recently when Fedora overtook it,it was,I thought that 13.37 was a good end to that silly nonsense of version numbers. I can be wrong you know but don,t bother telling me if I am. ignorance is bliss...Praise Bob.
 
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:39 AM   #27
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General Failure,

It isn’t stupid to upgrade the system to Slackware 1.0 if one can upgrade the machine to Intel 80386 at the same time. The opportunity of such a hardware upgrade depends on the size of the one’s basement. My basement is small so I don’t keep Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine and the other antiques.

hughetorrance,

On the other hand there’s a great opportunity now to release more “leet” Slackware versions than 13.37 such as: 13.371, 13.37157, 13.3732, 13.37357, 13.373571, 13.37493, 13.3750, and 13.37505.

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Old 12-09-2011, 04:16 PM   #28
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Perchance Pat should have dropped the .
Easier for the 5cr1p+ k1dd13s to read, and Slack would have overtaken all other distros in one fell swoop.
He could even start to number the next releases in a descending order.
"Slackware. Even though we're regressing, we're still a higher version number, and therefore better, than the other distros."
 
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