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Old 07-18-2014, 04:14 AM   #1
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Sorry it's late: Happy 21st Birthday, Slackware!!!
The only adult distro.
Thanks, Patrick.
Old 07-18-2014, 04:19 AM   #2
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Yea, thank you Pat. Happy 21st birthday!
Old 07-18-2014, 05:38 AM   #3
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congrats! 1000 of these anniversaries!
Old 07-18-2014, 06:32 AM   #4
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21? Wow. Been a while, a darned good while in my opinion.

Here's to another 21, eh?
Old 07-18-2014, 06:39 AM   #5
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long live
Old 07-18-2014, 06:49 AM   #6
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Happy Birthday Slackware! Slackware Zindabaad (i.e., Long Live Slackware)
Old 07-18-2014, 07:21 AM   #7
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I don't know enough of Patrick's personality to know how other people think of what I assume is essentially his life's work. He may not care at all about mere opinion and has to what he has to do. He may be shy or really polite . He maybe bored of hearing it all the time and feel like "OK enough with the accolades already, when was it I was I supposed to start getting paid again? Or maybe he is completely proud and vindicated each time another year passes and the field of serious distros grows ever smaller and the core of loyal users of Slack grows a little bit larger.

I suspect and imagine he "gets to be" each and all of these things and more from time to time, but the one I hope sticks around the most is satisfaction with pride. Anybody who creates a thing, let alone a body of work this respected, this long among his peers, needs to know he deserves these accolades. Things this fundamental in what is still the infancy stage of Linux, are incalculable in the scope of the ripple effect. To me, Slackware is nothing short of that rare bird, a perfect blend of Science and Art - caution without paranoia (safe), performance without instability (balance and polish) and above all flexibility and all with a clarity of vision that is unique and trustworthy.

I posted this Scottish toast in General but it the occasion deserves a repeat

   Here's tae us,.. wha's like us,... damn few...... and they're a' deid!
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Old 07-18-2014, 08:09 AM   #8
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:01 AM   #9
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Happy Birthday, Slackware.
Old 07-18-2014, 10:35 AM   #10
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Happy Birthday, Slackware!!
Many thanks to Pat and the entire Slackware Team for maintaining our favourite operating system. Praise Bob!
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Smile Happy 21st birthday to #slackware!
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:56 AM   #12
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Happy birthday to our favorite operating system
Old 07-18-2014, 11:53 AM   #13
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Happy birthday.
This release is based largely on the SLS system, but has been enhanced and
modified substantially. There are two main disk series, A (13 disks) and
X (11 disks). Some of the features...
13 disks to download, make and install (+11 other disks for X), good old days
Old 07-18-2014, 12:42 PM   #14
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To infinity and beyond!

Big thanks to Pat, Eric and all others who are keeping this distribution alive.

I raise my glass of rum to you and to Slackware, of course.
Old 07-18-2014, 01:16 PM   #15
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Happy Birthday Slackware, should have bought cake or a six-pack


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