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Slackware - happy 25th birthday

Post by f3ktony » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:14 pm

https://fossbytes.com/slackware-birthda ... ux-distro/

Slackware was the starting point of my Linux journey - and I still have the PCW magazine CD (Feb. 1996) with Slackware Professional 2.0 on it. I just popped the CD in my laptop running Mint 19 and the CD still reads.

Since Slackware, I've used Redhat (around 2000), Mandrake, SUSe (up until KDE 4, 3.5.xx was last good one I've seen), a Ubuntu or two, but Mint since Gloria.

So thank you the Slackware people for getting me on the road away from Windows and away to freedom!
Asus M5A88-M, AMD FX4100, 4Gb, 1Tb WD Blue, MSI GeForce GTX 750Ti OC (GM107), Packard Bell PRK Viseo243D 1920x1080 monitor (VGA, must upgrade my KVM switch) - Mint 17.1 64bit, Cinnamon 2.4.5

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Re: Slackware - happy 25th birthday

Post by richyrich » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:38 pm

And best wishes ! :D

I still run it, specially on some of my old hardware.

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Re: Slackware - happy 25th birthday

Post by MurphCID » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:14 am

Wow, this is a blast from the past. Is it still the most POSIX compliant Linux distro?

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Re: Slackware - happy 25th birthday

Post by KBD47 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:37 am

Congrats to Slackware!
I have considering trying it, but always sounded like too much work :)

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Re: Slackware - happy 25th birthday

Post by Lysander666 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:00 am

Great news - but it may be worth monitoring this thread. Pat Volkerding is in need of help.

And this post gives the story:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/question ... ost5882751
MurphCID wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:14 am
Wow, this is a blast from the past. Is it still the most POSIX compliant Linux distro?
As far as I'm aware, yes.
Debian 9.4 / Slackware 14.2

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Re: Slackware - happy 25th birthday

Post by f3ktony » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:41 pm

Thank you for posting the link to LQ @Lysander666, a sorry situation for a Linux pioneer to find himself in.

Read Patrick's post on page one of the thread, find the method to help him out on page 11.

I sent him my July Premium Bond winnings - not much but it will help towards getting something fixed.
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