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kikinovak 10-27-2012 01:35 AM

Historical info about Slackware 1.0 : how many floppy disks?

In 1993, Slackware 1.0 shipped on a set of floppy discs. Anyone knows how many there were? I have information ranging between 24 and 56, but since this version isn't available anymore - except for the release announcement - I can't check the facts.

It's for the "History" chapter in my book about Linux.

bormant 10-27-2012 01:54 AM

There is 1.0.1 here: says about 51 floppies for 1.1.1

bormant 10-27-2012 02:31 AM

Volkerding had no intentions to provide his modified SLS version for the public, assuming that "SLS would be putting out a new version that included these things soon enough". However, seeing that this was not the case and that many SLS users were asking on the Internet for a new SLS release, he made a post titled "Anyone want an SLS-like 0.99pl11A system?", which he received a lot of response for. As also his friends at MSUM urged him to put his SLS modifications onto an FTP server, he made them publicly available on one of the university's anonymous FTP servers. This first Slackware release, version 1.00, was distributed on July 16, 1993, being supplied as 24 3" floppy disk images.
24 3" floppy disk images

kikinovak 10-27-2012 03:03 AM

Thank you very much!

Stephen Morgan 10-27-2012 11:25 AM

What about 5 1/4 inch floppies? Might be why there are different numbers on different sites.

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