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Old 05-03-2017, 09:20 AM   #1
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Talking Straight from the Heart a real Linux tip


I would like to introduce myself. I go by kudsu not my real name. I have been fooling around with Linux since 1988. I sporadically attended large Linux User Group Meetings for years till 2012 when I moved to the south. At the LUG meetings no topic or hack was off limits. The hands on approach was amazing. I found the people to be incredibly bright and engaged. The people at the meetings were mostly system administrators of giant corporations but fun guys. My special talent was finding the vulnerability of computers, devices and software. But almost everyone was curious.

I started out by using linux and avoiding Windows. It was and is a very productive and insightful hobby. My recommendation is to join a large lug even if you have to drive there for hours. Believe me it will be worth. Some knowledge you can't get from the local paper.
 
Old 05-03-2017, 09:32 AM   #2
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Interesting post.

Almost anything can be found rather quickly on the internet/forums/mailing etc... however, sometimes talking with other people gives you ideas of things to look for/into that you may not have done otherwise. I too joined a very small local lug when I first installed linux years ago. I most likely would have gone back to windows otherwise. (unfortunately I am posting this from work on a windows 8 box lol)
 
Old 05-03-2017, 10:45 AM   #3
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I would like to introduce myself. I go by kudsu not my real name. I have been fooling around with Linux since 1988.
You sure about that? Linus Torvalds started working on the Linux kernel in early 1991.
 
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Old 05-03-2017, 11:01 AM   #4
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Red face You are probably right!

I just remember the house I lived In when I started learning linux. What was the date of the first Slackware distro and edition? Must have been after that. I don't know what the date of the first OCLUG meetings was. They even could have started in Windows who knows?
 
Old 05-03-2017, 11:10 AM   #5
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Your probably right

What was the date of first Slackware edition?
 
Old 05-03-2017, 11:57 AM   #6
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Hello,

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What was the date of first Slackware edition?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slackware#Releases
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!or...k/8dZXz_tbJGoJ

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Old 05-03-2017, 01:46 PM   #7
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What was the date of first Slackware edition?
Must have been around when Windows came out like 1865 I think.

DuckDuckGo is your friend:
https://lmddgtfy.net/?q=When%20was%2...rst%20released

https://lmddgtfy.net/?q=When%20was%2...rst%20released
 
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Old 05-03-2017, 06:21 PM   #8
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What was the date of first Slackware edition?
http://www.slackware.com/announce/1.0.php
 
Old 05-07-2017, 11:29 AM   #9
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"Must have been around when Windows came out like 1865 I think."

Hmm, it's been a while since O'l Julius codified the Roman Law with Wordstar on his Abacus, but I don't think it ran Linux - OS/360 maybe.
 
Old 05-07-2017, 01:49 PM   #10
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Hi,

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What was the date of first Slackware edition?
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From Slackware General section of SlackwareŽ-Links

History:
Patrick Volkerding <- '(born October 20, 1966) is the founder and maintainer of the SlackwareŽ Linux distribution' + Informational + Load of external links
Get Slack History <- You gotta read this!

Historic SlackwareŽ:
Historic Slackware Alien_Bob's Pipe <- 'Versions 1.01 through '-current'
Historic GNU/Linux SlackwareŽ <- 'Versions 1.1.2, 2.1, 3.0, 3.1, 3.9'
University of Oslo(Lars Strand) <- 'Version 1.1.2 through -current'
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:53 AM   #11
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it could have beeb any time.

There was a version in 1994 of Slackware but Im telling you the meeting were the bomb.
 
  


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