Interview with Patrick Volkerding of Slackware (LinuxQuestions)
Posted Jun 16, 2012 0:12 UTC (Sat) by pr1268
Parent article: Interview with Patrick Volkerding of Slackware (LinuxQuestions)
As a Slackware user (gee, I've said that here on LWN before!), I'm happy to see that Slackware (and Patrick V.) are still alive and kicking. The blurb above summarizes why I like Slackware so much: it doesn't have a distro-specific agenda to push; instead integrating upstream packages together in a working whole is the philosophy, and thankfully it all Just Works™.
In retrospect, I can only imagine that in 1993, this was the only way to build a Linux "distro"—none of the other big-name distros had been released yet (although Debian and SuSE were close), and Red Hat appeared about one year later, IIRC. Cheers to Pat V. and all the Slackware volunteers!
P.S. I'm also relieved to see that Slackware has (re-)appeared on the daily security updates page (for Friday, June 15).
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