Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 18th Oct 2006 21:54 UTC
Slackware, Slax Slackware Linux 11 was released at the beginning of this month, which marks 13 years of continued development. Slackware Linux, while not the first Linux distribution, is the oldest surviving one, and is starting to show signs of aging. The first version of Slackware Linux was released on July 16, 1993, by Patrick Volkerding. More here.
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by ccchips on Thu 19th Oct 2006 20:05 UTC
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"I like slack a lot, for what it is, but the author does have some valid points, even if they are presented is a somewhat whiny tone."

I agree---and, again, I don't have the time I would like to have to do Slackware. Nonetheless, consider your comments about hal and dbus. After a computer student gets "a foot in the door" by installing and fiddling witu Ubuntu or such, I would say that if the direction is operating systems, it's time to start working with Slackware (or BSD.)

I feel Pat's objectives are very clear, and I think he meets them very well. But if it's not for the article's author, then I don't think it's right for him to whine about it.

I'll never forget my attempts to get early versions on Gnome working on Slackware. That experience is what made me quit the distro - I *wanted* to get them working, and I *wanted* to learn them in the process, but I just plain didn't have the time. I wish I had been able to.

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