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Old 07-19-2017, 03:50 PM   #31
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There was also a post on reddit that received a large number of upvotes and a lot of nice comments (considering it's mostly a pretty young crowd).

https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comme...urns_24_today/
That's a very nice card they made
 
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:53 AM   #32
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I put a Slashdot submission noting the anniversary. If you would like to see it published, you can upvote it here:

https://slashdot.org/submission/7251...pment-turns-24
 
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Old 07-21-2017, 05:16 PM   #33
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I put a Slashdot submission noting the anniversary.
I support your effort to promote Slackware.

A minor point ...

I believe the first release of Slackware was on July 16th, not July 17th as your Slashdot submission and your referenced phoronix article states.

Of course the date depends upon where one was located on the Earth in July 1993.

If we don't correct these mistakes and the Slackware anniversary slips a day a year then eventually Debian will be the oldest maintained release actively developed distro.

Last edited by TracyTiger; 07-21-2017 at 05:42 PM. Reason: "maintained release" not correct phrase to use
 
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:54 PM   #34
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I support your effort to promote Slackware.

A minor point ...

I believe the first release of Slackware was on July 16th, not July 17th as your Slashdot submission and your referenced phoronix article states.

Of course the date depends upon where one was located on the Earth in July 1993.

If we don't correct these mistakes and the Slackware anniversary slips a day a year then eventually Debian will be the oldest maintained release actively developed distro.
There's quite the debate on this, however, it seems to be agreed upon (at least by wikipedia) that Slackware was released on 17 JUL 1993 at 00:16:36 GMT (UTC), so it would've still been 16 JUL 1993 (at 19:16:36 CDT) where Pat was at the time of release.

More info here
 
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:03 PM   #35
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There's quite the debate on this ...
Thanks for the link. It was interesting reading the wikipedia discussion which appears to cover the issue pretty well.

Of course even if those wikipedia discussion "facts" are agreed upon one could still reach a different conclusion regarding whether the unqualified date should be called July 16th or 17th ... but let's not go down that rabbit hole. (I'm restraining my typing fingers from sharing my opinion and reasoning.)

Now being more informed about the wider controversy I retract my date nitpick in the earlier post.

It's probably good enough to remember the anniversary in "July" each year. The Slackware anniversary deserves to be remembered for a whole month not just a single day ... or two.

Taking a cue from Mr. Volkerding, note that the 13.37 CDs used a specific month date of "April 2011" where the 14.0 release CDs were less specific and just used "Fall 2012". So let's not worry about the date of Slackware 1.0 and instead remember the month of the first Slackware release.
 
Old 07-22-2017, 09:00 AM   #36
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I put a Slashdot submission noting the anniversary. If you would like to see it published, you can upvote it here:

https://slashdot.org/submission/7251...pment-turns-24
sombragris --

Your Submission showed up on Slashdot this morning: Slackware, Oldest Linux Distro Still In Active Development, Turns 24

Thanks !

-- kjh
 
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:50 AM   #37
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sombragris --

Your Submission showed up on Slashdot this morning: Slackware, Oldest Linux Distro Still In Active Development, Turns 24

Thanks !

-- kjh
Indeed! Yay!! Thanks for the upvotes!!
 
  


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