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Posted Mar 23, 2011 8:07 UTC (Wed) by Felix.Braun (subscriber, #3032)
( Long uid here, shame on me ;)
No need to be ashamed! Back when LWN started offering user registration, I was very sesitive to privacy issues too. I remember only being willing to give up my anonymity when non-subscribers had to wait for a week to be able to access the newest content.
Nowadays, I subscribe to a lot of other sites. I guess I'm getting mellow with old age... :-)
Posted Mar 23, 2011 10:26 UTC (Wed) by fatrat (subscriber, #1518)
You've just been corrupted by the Zeitgeist of the age :)
Posted Mar 24, 2011 7:48 UTC (Thu) by frazier (guest, #3060)
Posted Mar 26, 2011 6:16 UTC (Sat) by speedster1 (subscriber, #8143)
Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it
Posted Mar 26, 2011 2:07 UTC (Sat) by roelofs (guest, #2599)
I think I installed mine on (the remains of) an IBM PC/AT. Granted, the motherboard was gone, but that case and keyboard were built like a tank. IIRC, the upgrade path was something like 286-6 -> 386-25 (first Slackware, early 1994) -> 486-33 -> 486-66 (CPU upgrade only) -> 2 x Pentium-100 -> 2 x PII-266. The power supply was still working after nearly 20 years...but its lack of ATX headers finally killed the upgrade cycle.
These days I run a mix of systems, including two that shipped with Ubuntu, but I still have Slackware on my current desktop at work and on at least one or two laptops at home. Ah, X Windows and Netscape in 16 MB of RAM...those were the days.
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