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Old 09-01-2015, 10:36 PM   #76
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This is the only official CD I've kept

(all others I have are just the burned ISO)
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:50 PM   #77
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Not the oldest, but I still have all three CD ROMs, the double jewel case and liner notes for Slackware 3.5 from July 1998. Here are some awesome excerpts from the back cover:

Official Slackware Linux turns your machine into a powerful 32-bit multitasking workstation. Linux is a UNIX clone, developed by Linus Torvalds and thousands of volunteers on the Internet.

Develop programs with a full range of software development, text editing & image processing tools. Play popular games. Connect your machine to the Internet and set up a WWW site, use electronic mail, & read USENET newsgroups.
Official Slackware Linux requires 8 MB of memory, 12 MB of hard disk space (for a CDROM dependent installation), and a 3.5" floppy disk or bootable CDROM drive. For better performance, install Slackware Linux to your hard disk using 40 to 400MB.
A full installation includes teTeX TeX, GNU C/C++/Objective-C (egcs-1.0.3 and gcc-2.8.1), GNU Fortran-77 (v. 0.5.23), Tcl (v. 8.0p2), Tk (v. 8.0p2), TclX (v. 8.0.2), make, byacc and GNU bison, flex, the 5.4.44 C libraries (and a version of the experimental glibc libraries), gdb, GNU common LISP (v. 2.2.2), p2c (Pascal to C), m4, perl (v. 5.004_04), rcs, emacs (v. 20.2), TCP/IP networking, SLIP/PPP, IP accounting and firewalls, Java SDK, BSD sendmail (v. 8.9.0), inn, cnews, nn, tin, trn, fvwm95, XF86Setup, ghostscript, xv (v. 3.10a), GNU chess, TkDesk (v. 1.0), gnuplot, xfractint, the Apache HTTP (WWW) server (v. 1.2.6), Lynx (v. 2.8), and Netscape Communicator (v. 4.05).
The advanced 2.0.34 kernel will provide stellar performance on high-end systems, including support for symmetric multiprocessing (up to 16 processors), PCI, and special code optimizations for the 386, 486, Pentium, Pentium Pro, and Pentium II.

Join the hundreds of thousands of other Slackware users around the world who have found a better way to compute!

"Among the leading UNIX (World Wide Web) servers." --PC Magazine
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Old 09-01-2015, 11:24 PM   #78
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Hi,erotic ART

I scanned my Mandrake 8.1 "boxed" set (2002) including packaging and saved each scan as a jpg. Later used Gimp Image Editor to reduce to smaller jpeg for required limit of 256k. Open up "Managing Attachments" to add each scan to your post.

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Old 09-01-2015, 11:50 PM   #79
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Not the oldest by far

Slackware 3.3. The most interesting thing is it has Microsoft IE on the second disk.
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Old 09-01-2015, 11:55 PM   #80
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My oldest and first distriubtion is "DLD Deutsche Linux Distribution 1.2" from 1994.
It came on one single CD.
As the CD-Rom was connected to the Pro Audio Spectrum I had to compile the kernel, which only took about 8 hours.
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Old 09-01-2015, 11:57 PM   #81
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Surely not the oldest...

These are a few of the cd's I have. The 'Sams' cd is "Red Hat" (Hurricane?) version. 2.0 maybe? I haven't been aboard the whole 24 years, but almost...
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:02 AM   #82
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Infomagic Linux '97

My first and oldest distri I bought on school in The Hague, Netherlands in 1997. It's Infomagic Linux Developer's resource april 1997. 6 cd's full of Linux delight!
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Old 09-02-2015, 02:11 AM   #83
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Hi All,

I tested QEMU on ubuntu MATE PowerPC and on Debian Sid PowerPC. I booted my first Linux distribution that I ever bought. It's S.u.S.E Linux 5.0 from 1997. That's really impressed to work with my first Linux distribution and with the modern ubuntu MATE PowerPC or Debian Sid PowerPC together at the same time. It's nice to see the old S.u.S.E FVWM 2 and the old Netscape browsers.


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Old 09-02-2015, 02:47 AM   #84
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Another S.u.S.E. 5.0 screenshot. The best openSUSE distribution I have ever had was the version 11.1 PowerPC (see screenshots).
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Old 09-02-2015, 03:15 AM   #85
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twenty years ago.. .

my oldest CD-ROM with a Linux distribution is a Walnut Creek CD-ROM with a Slackware v 3.0 , 2 disc set, year 1995 . It includes kernel 1.2.13 and 1.3.18 !.

I have two .pdf files with images of the product, but I do not know how to attach these files to this mail.
Old 09-02-2015, 03:24 AM   #86
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My oldest Linux distribution disc

My collectiton of old discs is far from organized so I can't be certain that the oldest distribution I came up with is really the oldest I have. I found two discs--one came together with the first laptop I bought and is called "Fast Window support disc A900 Version 1.0.
It's date is from 2001.
The older disc I found I "Slackware Linux, Unleashed, Third Edition,version 1.0 and it came with a "SAms book on computers. This distribution is dated 1997.http://rcptmalashimg101 (623x640)[/URL]
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Old 09-02-2015, 03:26 AM   #87
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pselvelli you have to click the Go Advanced button at the bottom of the edit window, then under the edit window you'll see "Managing Attachments" where you can add images to your post.
Old 09-02-2015, 04:08 AM   #88
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This is the oldest I have, it's a 8.1 PowerPack Mandrake linux from 2001. Cheers!
Old 09-02-2015, 04:54 AM   #89
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Interesting question. My oldest original Linux CD was PCLinuxOS 2007, the first Linux version I ever used, but the CD-rom is lost. On the other hand I downloaded, burned CD-DVD's, and tried lots of different Linux distributions. Here enclosed a picture of the complete Debian 6.0 Squeeze DVD set, system I also used, and yes I know, it's not that old ;o)
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Old 09-02-2015, 05:35 AM   #90
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Mandrake 7.2

Think I bought this Mandrake 7.2 powerpack in 2000. A full 7 CD's, all still here in my CD box, haha.
It was awesome!
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