Some are saying happy birthday to Slackware.
http://www.slackware.com/info/ under "The Slackware Philosophy", it states:
"Since its first beta release in April of 1993, the Slackware Linux Project has aimed at producing the most "UNIX-like" Linux distribution out there."
Fear not my fellow Slackers, I say not bad things of that which is Slackware, but to say I have become one of the few, the enlightened, and the graduates of Slackware and Patrick's infinite wisdom of Linux. :study:
I have graduated from Slackware to the higher realms of LinuxFromScratch, yet I take with me the knowledge and wisdom imparted from Mr.
I am new to linuxquestions.org but I am a happy GNU/Linux user since 2007. I started with Slackware and found it very hard, then I switched to Ubuntu, and after a year or so, I switched back to Slackware and I finally realized how simple Slackware Linux is at the base. So, I'm a big fan of Patrick Volkerding.
Anyway, looking forward to help people and be helped in return.
Not in some time have I used Slackware but after coming back to Linux and playing with a few distros -Slackware is still the most elegant and stable distro in my opinion. Steam and CS:Source are running great! Super smooth - no different than playing on Windows! *lol* Wireless was pretty easy and Nvidia driver install was a snap.
An uninformed comment on a Linux community blog has led to questions over the stability and finances of the Slackware GNU/Linux project, but its founder assures iTWire that the project is alive and kicking.
Yesterday evening, May 18th, Patrick Volkerding announced the second release candidate of the upcoming Slackware 13.1 operating system. Powered by a Linux kernel 126.96.36.199, Slackware 13.1 RC2 comes with the newly released Pidgin 2.7.0 instant messenger and many other fixes. Without further ado, let's take a closer look at the changelog for Slackware 13.1 ...
I recently installed slackware-14 and it is working very well. However, on searching for applications in pkgs.org, I find that there are many more applications for slackware-13.37. The install dvd of 13.37 is also larger than that of slackware-14 (approx. 4.2 vs 2.4 gb). Will it be easier to use slackware-13.37 for the sake of availability of applications?
Slackware Linux Review — Current version 13.1 Introduction From Wikipedia: Slackware is a free and open source operating system. It was one of the earliest operating systems to be built on top of the Linux kernel and is the oldest currently being maintained. Slackware was created by Patrick Volkerding of Slackware Linux, Inc. in 1993.
slackware 13.37 was introduced the 'code name' for the distro.
So the 13.37 version of slackware can be called 'slackware 1337' and slackware 14.0 may be called 'slackware maya' with the related custom logo for lilo and for the tee shirts.
How we can call the 14.1 release?
Also I would buy some gadget from the (official store), but I'd already buyed all.