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Old 07-17-2003, 11:52 AM   #1
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Talking Slackware turns 10 years old today!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Slackware 1.0.0 was released 10 years ago today, on July 17th, 1993!

This has been announced on
and also on

If you are posting in this forum, maybe you can take the time to send a quick "thank you" email to Patrick Volkerding, for all his hard work during the past 10 years...

Or, even better, you could go to the the Slackware shop and buy something there to support the progress of Slackware!!

In any case, thanks, Patrick, for a great, great, great distro!
Old 07-17-2003, 03:40 PM   #2
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Yes, I wish to celebrate the Birthday of, IMO the Best distro ever, Slackware-Linux with you, Noryungi, and P.V. & the Slack-team.

In honor of the anniversary, a donation & order was sent to

Peace and Happy-Slackin'

Old 07-17-2003, 03:57 PM   #3
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Quality never goes out of style, so to speak. Happy birthday Slackware! Live long and prosper.
Old 07-17-2003, 04:01 PM   #4
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I've only been on it a week and it seems like an old friend already
Old 07-17-2003, 04:04 PM   #5
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happy birthday, slack! a great concept, a great distro and a great staff. i get my discs from and it couldn't be money better spent.
mr volkerding, my thanks and my congratulations for a job very well done. SLACK RULES!!
Old 07-17-2003, 04:57 PM   #6
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Yeah, happy birthday Slackware...and also on, they mention that you can download the very first version, 1.0 for a 386! Now aint that something?
Old 07-17-2003, 05:07 PM   #7
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Happy tenth, Slackware! Just think, eight more years and Slack'll be old enough to vote!

And I agree with LinFreak; the OS grows on you real fast. I love this distro. When you're done configuring or installing something in Slackware, you really feel you've accomplished something.
Old 07-17-2003, 05:41 PM   #8
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Happy birthday slackware. I've only been using you a week, but I love you already .
Old 07-17-2003, 11:59 PM   #9
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Long live Slackware!

Old 07-18-2003, 05:15 AM   #10
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Thanks to Patrick Volkerding and his team. Sorry I can't contribute yet as I do not have any income (student).

Been using it for 4 years and still growing strong. Thanks and Happy Birthday Slackware!!
Old 07-18-2003, 07:43 AM   #11
Registered: Jun 2003
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Patrick - you compiled a great distro and even though, as a newbie, I have yet to realise its full potential, I gotta tell you - it knocks the stuffing out of those other distros, and considering they all run off the Linux kernel, that's saying something.

Many thanks Patrick and team: happy birthday Slackware, and may all of its maintainers and users "get slack" (in the Dobbsian sense!! )

- Andy
Old 07-18-2003, 12:57 PM   #12
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Happy Birthday Slack.
Thanks Patrick.
The best human for God is somebody that brings happiness to the universe.
Old 07-18-2003, 10:47 PM   #13
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Happy Birthday Slackware!
I have been with Slackware for two months and I love it! It's the best distro ever.
Old 07-19-2003, 05:29 AM   #14
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Thumbs up

!!! Happy birthday Slackware !!!
Old 07-19-2003, 11:33 AM   #15
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Happy Birthday Slackware!

The oldest, most stable and in my opinion best commecial linux distro.

Thanks Patrick.


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