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Old 06-10-2009, 05:27 PM   #61
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If you go to DistroWatch, Slackware is ranked 13.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 08:22 AM   #62
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It is *Slackware*, you don't have to use 13.0, you can keep using slackware 12.2 untill slackware 14 comes out if you wish.

You can even claim it is because you like KDE 3.5.10 better than KDE 4.

Or you can guess that pattrick will release 13.0 exactly 2 years after 12.0. Then you can download -current about a week before X-day, since that will be almost identical to slackware 13.

But I will use slackware 13.
I was born on 4th of january 1988 (04/01/'88): 4+1+8=13 or 8+8+1-4=13 also 1+9+8+8=26=2*13 and 4+1+1+9+8+8=31 (13 for dyslectic)
If we go with codenames I go for slackware 13.0 DareDevil.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 08:28 AM   #63
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If we go with codenames I go for slackware 13.0 DareDevil.
Slackware 13.0 DarkStar
 
Old 06-11-2009, 08:45 AM   #64
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Slackware 13.0 DarkStar
nah that already has been the hostname since at least slackware 3.3
see the HOSTNAME file in ftp://ftp.belnet.be/mirrors/ftp.slac...are/a1/etc.tgz
 
Old 06-11-2009, 09:00 AM   #65
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Probably named after this film:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069945/
 
Old 06-11-2009, 09:07 AM   #66
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Out here in Asia there you will always find the 4th and 14th floors skipped as the Chinese community don't like "4" as it sounds like "die"
I know of roads where houses go 6,7,8,8A,8B....8Z,9 because "8" sounds like "luck"

David in Kuala Lumpur, proudly born on a Friday 13th
 
Old 06-11-2009, 09:09 AM   #67
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nah that already has been the hostname since at least slackware 3.3
see the HOSTNAME file in ftp://ftp.belnet.be/mirrors/ftp.slac...are/a1/etc.tgz
I know. I like the HOSTNAME. Anyway I doubt there will be a code name for the upcoming release of Slackware. Slackware 13.0 it is.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 02:39 PM   #68
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In light of the X and KDE update you could claim 13 should be 14 because both are major updates.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 02:48 PM   #69
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Probably named after this film:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069945/
Ahh yes, I remember it well. The Alien in the lift-shaft; a beach-ball with a pair of flippers glued onto the bottom!

They don't make films like that anymore!
 
Old 06-11-2009, 03:18 PM   #70
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They certainly don't. It was the most frightening alien I've ever seen.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 03:23 PM   #71
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In light of the X and KDE update you could claim 13 should be 14 because both are major updates.
OK, so let's start the discussion what *is* a major update

(strictly *my* interpretations, and I am not an official representative of Slackware)

- from 2.3 to 3.0 it was the change from a.out to ELF
- from 3.9 to 4.0 it was the change from the 2.0.x to the 2.2.x kernel
- from 4.0 to 7.0 it was to get in sync with some popular distributions / change to glibc (from egcs)
- from 7.1 to 8.0 it was the change to KDE 2.x / XFree 4.x
- from 8.1.01 to 9.0 it was the change to gnome 2.x
- from 9.1 to 10.0 it was the change from Xfree to X11R6 / Xfce 3.x to 4.x
- from 10.2 to 11.0 it was... ehh... what was it really?
- from 11.0 to 12.0 it was the change from the 2.4.x to the 2.6.x kernel / X11R6 to xorg
- from 12.2 to 13.0 it will be: KDE 4.x / xorg new version

Can you see the pattern?
Neither can I, but I don't care
 
Old 06-11-2009, 03:41 PM   #72
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nah that already has been the hostname since at least slackware 3.3
see the HOSTNAME file in ftp://ftp.belnet.be/mirrors/ftp.slac...are/a1/etc.tgz
ok, just checked in my Slackware 1.1.2 installation: the default was already "darkstar" for the hostname (set in /etc/rc.d/rc.M, just like nowadays)
 
Old 06-11-2009, 04:10 PM   #73
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ok, just checked in my Slackware 1.1.2 installation: the default was already "darkstar" for the hostname (set in /etc/rc.d/rc.M, just like nowadays)
My Slackware 1.01 installation doesn't have an rc.M - there's only two symlinks in /etc/rc.d to /conf/net/rc.inte1 and /conf/net/rc.inet2.

The hostname (still darkstar) is set from /etc/rc.local instead.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 04:41 PM   #74
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Do you still have the media to install Slackware 1.01?

I've been searching for older Slackware versions on the internet but have not been successful...
The oldest one I have found is the 1.1.2 version.

If you can share it, I will be very grateful

I have managed to collect most versions (complete from 2.1 to current + 2.0.1 + 1.1.2 + some SLS versions) and would love to complete my collection
 
Old 06-11-2009, 04:47 PM   #75
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Do you still have the media to install Slackware 1.01?

I've been searching for older Slackware versions on the internet but have not been successful...
The oldest one I have found is the 1.1.2 version.

If you can share it, I will be very grateful

I have managed to collect most versions (complete from 2.1 to current + 2.0.1 + 1.1.2 + some SLS versions) and would love to complete my collection
I have a VirtualBox disk image (only user is root with no password), a tarball of all the source files (I think) and a set of floppy disk images that comprise most (but not all) of the installation media.

See ftp://ftp.noc.soton.ac.uk/pub/pwc101/
 
  


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