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View Poll Results: What is your age range?
<20 2 0.79%
21-30 17 6.69%
31-40 61 24.02%
41-50 71 27.95%
51-60 47 18.50%
61-70 40 15.75%
71-80 16 6.30%
81+ 0 0%
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Old 05-09-2019, 10:51 PM   #106
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Well, well, well...... as the ending credits of "WarGames" started to roll, a box popped up in the lower right hand corner saying "Triumph of the Nerds" was next and included (free) with a Prime account. I had just searched for it yesterday on Amazon and it was available for purchase, but was not "free." It is today.
If you have a Prime account it is worth watching.

It was a PBS special. The author/narrator doesn't say anything bad about anyone, he just shows you what happened, along with interviews with just about everyone in the business at the time and lets you draw your own conclusions.
The Woz and Jobs didn't invent the first PC and Jobs admitted he stole the idea for the MAC (from Xerox). Well, they did invent the first one that could be actually used for something useful.
Gates does not come off very well and I've heard rumors in the years since that he has tried to use his money to get it, "Triumph of the Nerds", edited so he doesn't look so bad. True or not, I don't know.
I have it on tape, but it is in storage, so I think, as the opportunity has presented itself, I'll watch it on Amazon and see if it has at all been changed.

I would love to see a sequel bring computer history current, but AFAIK, it hasn't been done.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_of_the_Nerds

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Old 05-10-2019, 03:31 AM   #107
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I'm 31 years old.

I started using Slackware in the summer of 2008. At that time I was trying to configure the internal 56k modem of my laptop (a Toshiba Satellite M70-167). It worked fine with slmodemd + ALSA support and kppp. And... I still use Slackware!
 
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Old 05-10-2019, 05:18 AM   #108
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I'm 31 years old.

I started using Slackware in the summer of 2008. At that time I was trying to configure the internal 56k modem of my laptop (a Toshiba Satellite M70-167). It worked fine with slmodemd + ALSA support and kppp. And... I still use Slackware!
slmodemd

memories

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Old 05-13-2019, 06:14 PM   #109
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I'll be in a new bracket a couple of months from now, so decided to give the 61-70 category a boost.

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Old 05-13-2019, 06:37 PM   #110
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I'll be in a new bracket a couple of months from now, so decided to give the 61-70 category a boost.
Getting kind of crowded in here! I'll be moving up a bracket in the not distant future, you can have my chair when the time comes!
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 07:17 PM   #111
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It is about experience not age - and willingness to do extremely boring things. I know this - I know that - but also I know - what is more important - there is no need to tell people that I know. Which actually says I am old.
 
Old 05-13-2019, 09:22 PM   #112
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One of the things that keeps me interested in LQ is that there's always something to learn--well, there's always something to learn about Linux, and LQ is my avenue. Speaking as an old man (I never ever want to have "golden years" or be a "senior"--pah!), when I get tired of learning stuff, I'll be done.

I've recently decided to revisit chess, which I haven't played in years, not since I discovered contract bridge, with the help of a marvelous book by Edward Lasker.

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Old 05-14-2019, 01:51 AM   #113
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I just re read the thread title and found the other meaning.

Is this the age of slackers, the golden age for those who use Slackware? For me it is - no reinstall for a long time, just works, minor security patches and all well in time if not better. Really few things that don't work on Linux nowdays...

We will remember the time of 14.2 (not over yet!) as the time served well in my experience.

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Old 05-14-2019, 01:59 AM   #114
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I just re read the thread title and found the other meaning.

Is this the age of slackers, the golden age for those who use Slackware? For me it is - no reinstall for a long time, just works, minor security patches and all well in time if not better. Really few things that don't work on Linux nowdays...

We will remember the time of 14.2 (not over yet!) as the time served well in my experience.
Indeed it is The Age Of Slack[ers|ware]!

This is the second round of long-lived versions for me: I went from 12.1/2 directly to 14.1/2 on my personal machines, and it has been one long continuous smooth ride which is very far from over!
 
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:22 AM   #115
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I just re read the thread title and found the other meaning.

Is this the age of slackers, the golden age for those who use Slackware? For me it is - no reinstall for a long time, just works, minor security patches and all well in time if not better.
At home I've same, only updated, system since 8.1. It survived couple mainboards, hard disks and 32->64 bit migration. It will have approx. 16 years old now.

It can be even older (7.1), but changing package naming scheme between 8.0 and 8.1 was too complicated and time consuming for me in those days .
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:49 PM   #116
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Voted for 21-30, as i turned 30 a few months back.

After getting used to Ubuntu and GNOME2, i personally first used Slackware when i was 19. Which was 11 years back. I would run it for a few days, break it, distro hop etc. Still finding my ground with Linux/Unix in general. Mostly hopping between Arch (prior to systemd), Debian, FreeBSD and even NetBSD.

IIRC, i made this forum account a few weeks after installing Slackware properly for full time use. Still have an i686 machine running the Slackware 13.1 release as a music/stream server.

My past ten years of desktop (and home server) usage has been 95% Slackware all that time. I would guess if LQ is still doing these kinds of polls in another 10 years time, i'd be edging into the 41-50 group...

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Old 05-15-2019, 10:44 PM   #117
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At home I've same, only updated, system since 8.1. It survived couple mainboards, hard disks and 32->64 bit migration. It will have approx. 16 years old now.

It can be even older (7.1), but changing package naming scheme between 8.0 and 8.1 was too complicated and time consuming for me in those days .
I did do some re-install's too since 7.1 on my year 2000 Pentium III
 
Old 05-15-2019, 11:49 PM   #118
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I did do some re-install's too since 7.1 on my year 2000 Pentium III


My first slackware was 9.1. I have never updated a new version, but always just reinstalled. Fresh tastes always better.
 
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