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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"starting to show signs of aging"
by gavin.mccord on Wed 18th Oct 2006 22:47 UTC
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2005-09-07

Slackware is indeed aging; I would say we're at the fine old port stage now.

I recall a quote saying good software takes ten years to develop, and while you might argue that putting together a successful distro isn't quite the same as developing a mission-critical database system, for example, I think the effort and love Pat has put into Slackware is what makes it still relevant today.

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