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Old 03-04-2010, 01:58 PM   #1
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The Three Giants of Linux


Linux Mag article on first Linux Distro's, nice little read.

http://www.linux-mag.com/cache/7721/1.html
 
Old 03-04-2010, 02:08 PM   #2
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Yeah, it's pretty good, does them justice, thanks for the article.
 
Old 03-04-2010, 02:22 PM   #3
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Interesting. Apparently, according to wikipedia, slackware started as Patrick's cleanup of SLS.
 
Old 03-04-2010, 02:45 PM   #4
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Alienbob is 48?
 
Old 03-04-2010, 02:54 PM   #5
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Alienbob is 48?
48 is nothing according to brianL!
 
Old 03-04-2010, 03:05 PM   #6
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Only 48? That's middle-middle-aged. The prime of life. Another few decades of Slacking ahead of him.
 
Old 03-04-2010, 03:43 PM   #7
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Only 48? That's middle-middle-aged. The prime of life. Another few decades of Slacking ahead of him.
It would be interesting to see if there was an age demographic that applied to Linux distributions (sorry, aged demographic in BrianL's case). I suspect that Slackware has the oldest users, closely followed by Debian and the whippersnappers use Ubuntu variants.

Me I'm a smidgin off 45.

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Old 03-04-2010, 03:43 PM   #8
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Only 48? That's middle-middle-aged. The prime of life. Another few decades of Slacking ahead of him.
Those of us who are exactly that age applaud you!
 
Old 03-04-2010, 04:19 PM   #9
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Remember Patrick is also in his 40's... as am I =)
 
Old 03-04-2010, 04:26 PM   #10
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It only supports one major desktop environment, KDE, although others such as GNOME are supported by the community.
Huh? "others such as GNOME" suggests the author was thinking of more than two and the next biggest (in the sense of number of users) after GNOME, KDE is AFAIK Xfce -- which is in the Slackware distribution.
 
Old 03-04-2010, 04:45 PM   #11
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Even though the Slack community can rightly feel smug as the users of the oldest distro still maintained (or, in BrianL's case, the oldest users of a maintained distro), I've have lifted this entire thread and moved it to Linux-News using only my bare hands and a fork-lift truck so that everyone can have a look at it.
 
Old 03-04-2010, 04:52 PM   #12
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Remember Patrick is also in his 40's... as am I =)
Well, life begins at 40, so they say. You have to watch out around the 55 mark, after that the years seem to fly past too fast. Stay young in mind, and ignore what your body's trying to tell you. Slack is the elixir of youth.
 
Old 03-04-2010, 05:47 PM   #13
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Hi,

Actually my 'life' began way before 40.

Curiosity kills the cat, thankfully it doesn't apply to humans unless their really stupid.

If I don't learn something new each day then I'm not a happy camper. Been curious since day one and boy has that cause some problems with people around me.

Helping others with Slackware and GNU/Linux in general has kept things fun and active for me. Retirement sucks if you just set around. I've seen to many people just sit and die after that so called golden date.

I force myself to get away from LQ or I would be on here a lot more.

 
Old 03-04-2010, 06:00 PM   #14
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Actually my 'life' began way before 40.
Yeah, mine too. I don't know who "they" are that say "life begins at 40", but their mothers must have had a tough time during labour.
 
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Nice article though........
 
  


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