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Old 07-12-2013, 10:26 AM   #61
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All I can say is, thank you!

Best operating system the world has ever seen!
Old 07-12-2013, 10:29 AM   #62
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Thank you so much for all of your creativity and incredible work to make Slackware what it has evolved into today!!!

I really appreciate being a member of a global community of slackers.

Slack on!!!
Old 07-12-2013, 10:31 AM   #63
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Viva Slackware!

Cheers Patrick!
Old 07-12-2013, 10:34 AM   #64
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Congratulations on 20 years of Slackware, and thanks for keeping the best distro in the Linux realm going.
Old 07-12-2013, 10:37 AM   #65
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Thank you Pat,

It fills me with nostalgia, I was still a teenager willing to work in "the industry" at the time, spending almost all my free time digging into my freshly bought 486, it was a relief after spending 4 years learning on a XT CGA... 486 + 500Mb HDD + SVGA was a pure pleasure at the time, it was allowing me to test Linux/Slackware...

Now when I see all that time passed. All the effort wasted for this "industry" i wished so much, I'm a bit sad, I loved that time... And Slackware IS my good old friend that reminds me that time, almost "untouched".

When I came back on linux in 2008, I was happy to see Slackware was still there, and moreover, on the instant I booted it, I felt the same as when I was a teenager. My passion was back, almost intact.

Thanks for all Pat, congratulation for all this time, work and effort put on this beautiful project.

And thank you all the Slackware community, for first supporting Pat and Slackware and for being one of the (if not The only) coolest community around.

I'm going to open a beer for that occasion !

Cheers Pat,
Cheers Slackers,

Long life to Pat and Slackware !

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Old 07-12-2013, 10:48 AM   #66
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Thumbs up

It's thanks to slackware I'm now a computer programmer. It really has played a massive part in teaching me how to use linux systems. Thank you to Pat and all of the slackware team for your continued efforts.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:08 PM   #67
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Hello Mr. volkerdi,

I thank you for this nice OS.
It gives my a lot of fun (and headaches).
It gives my more fun (and headaches) than a windows OS.

Many thanks and admiration for you Linux distribution.

(Google translation)

Old 07-12-2013, 03:27 PM   #68
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Originally Posted by volkerdi View Post
It's hard to believe, but it's been 20 years since this post. The first release (along with the first public mention of the name) followed 6 days later. I think I can safely say that a lot more people turned out to be interested in this than anticipated. Cheers!
It was July 1993 when I got my first 386 PC. Around 1994/1995 I got one of these random Shareware CD-ROMs and found Slackware on it. It was a bumpy ride (Linux 1.2 didn't support my bleeding-edge ATAPI drive), but I was totally fascinated and couldn't get enough of Unix. (And it was until 1999, before I got access to the USENET, and heard of BSD.)

Since then Slackware has always accompanied my life and never got lost while distro-hopping. For me it is still the most Unix-like Linux distribution in existence.

Congratulations on this great achievement, Pat.
Old 07-12-2013, 04:01 PM   #69
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Congratulations to the 20 years of uninterrupted maintenance!

I believe that Slackware is the oldest active distribution today.

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Old 07-12-2013, 04:33 PM   #70
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Thank you for all these years of hard work to maintain the best OS.
Old 07-12-2013, 04:35 PM   #71
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Happy Birthday Slackware.
Old 07-12-2013, 05:22 PM   #72
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Congratulations for a job superbly done all those years. May we be here again in another 20.

Thanks for your competency and great common sense.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:28 PM   #73
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Usenet threads cached in Google Groups:

Want an SLS like .99pl11A system?!to...ux/pL7Sy6ZvMiA

ANNOUNCE: Slackware Linux 1.00!to...ux/Jl_s4yKkvGk

(dont't forget to expand all the messages)

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Old 07-12-2013, 05:30 PM   #74
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:01 PM   #75
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Long live Slackware!


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