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Old 07-18-2013, 12:51 PM   #106
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When I am using computer, I always check for the stability on hardware
and for OS, Slackware since 1995.

Thanks for the great work!

Happy birthday.
Old 07-18-2013, 03:28 PM   #107
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Congrats and thanks for the great work!
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:27 AM   #108
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Thank you !!
Old 07-19-2013, 09:14 AM   #109
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Smile Thank you so much

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!

From: bf703@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Patrick J. Volkerding)
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux
Subject: Want an SLS like .99pl11A system?
Date: 11 Jul 1993 17:53:15 GMT
Organization: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH (USA)
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Message-ID: <21pk2b$h45@usenet.INS.CWRU.Edu>
Reply-To: bf703@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Patrick J. Volkerding)

Well, that's good, because I put one together. It does not yet have
XFree-86 1.3, but give me about 2 days and it will. This is not like
the MCC release, rather, it is a big system, even more bloated than
SLS :^)

Currently it has all of the same features as SLS 1.02, with these

1. The newest FAQ
2. Simplified installation procedure.
3. Kernel level .99 pl 11 Alpha.
4. libs and includes at 4.4.1, (without the limits.h problem)
5. GCC at 2.4.3 (may be 2.4.5 soon)
6. Net-2 TCP/IP preconfigured for loopback.
7. Public domain ksh and tcsh 6.04.
8. command line JPEG utilities.

On the X side, XV 3.00 has been added.

Now here's the deal: there are 13 disks in the 'A' series (same as SLS
A, B, and C) and 10 in the X series. I don't have any way to offer this
system publicly. If I tried to put it up on our 3b2 it would kill it.

This system has been used among my associates here since we put the
first one together back at pl8. Our original goal was just to debug the
SLS releases, but those have been slowing down and we happened to get a
jump on things.

I'd like to hear from you if this package sounds appealing. If demand is
not too strong, I may test releasing it on the 3b2 here.

If you have an archive site for it, LET ME KNOW! I'll set you up with a
copy of it to put up for FTP.

Take care,

Patrick Volkerding
Thank you so much for Slackware
Old 07-21-2013, 09:12 AM   #110
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Thumbs up. still a viable distro.
Old 07-21-2013, 10:54 AM   #111
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Happy Anniversary, Pat.
Old 07-21-2013, 11:39 PM   #112
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Me too!

Originally Posted by JWJones View Post
Cheers, Patrick, and thank you! Incidently, Slackware and I share the same birthday, July 17th. Awesome.
So do I, so do I...

Best distro ever!
I wish it will do more 20^{20} years!!!
Cheers and thanks a lot!!!
Old 07-23-2013, 02:54 PM   #113
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Congratulations of 20 years great Job
Old 07-24-2013, 12:48 PM   #114
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Congratulations for 20 years of a great job. Keep up the good work.
Old 07-25-2013, 12:59 PM   #115
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Originally Posted by chrisretusn View Post
Twenty years of coolness.
+1 on that.

Couldn't have said it any better if I tried.
Old 07-27-2013, 06:50 AM   #116
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Thanks Patrick for so good distro
Old 07-27-2013, 10:29 PM   #117
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Yes, thank you very much sir. There are not many things in life that you can truly rely on but Slackware Linux IS one of those things.
Old 07-28-2013, 03:47 AM   #118
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aaand, 14.1 can be pre-ordered
Old 08-13-2013, 03:10 AM   #119
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Originally Posted by renandeos View Post
So do I, so do I...

Best distro ever!
I wish it will do more 20^{20} years!!!
Cheers and thanks a lot!!!
Easy with that huge numbers!

That's 1.048576e+26 years!

Think that the entire life of the Universe, from the birth to end, is estimated at something like 1.048576e+20 years. And you ask for something like ^6 more.

Hmmm, maybe if there is After Life...

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Old 08-13-2013, 06:30 PM   #120
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Congrats Pat! I missed this post back then - I was in Atlanta for a training session for 5 days.


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