Who was first...
Posted Jul 1, 2004 9:48 UTC (Thu) by eru
Parent article: A Short History of Linux Distributions
Did Yggdrasil really precede SLS? I recall it was otherwise (I have used both), and a bit of googling in comp.os.linux archives confirms it:
In the newsgroup, Yggdrasil's alpha version was
announced on 1992-11-24
SLS is mentioned on a
1992-08-12 posting where its author is looking for a
friendly FTP admin for hosting the distribution, and also tells how
to order floppies.
The Yggdrasil distribution went to heroic lenghts to ensure the CD was
accessible. At that time there were lots of incompatible CD rom interfaces
in addition to SCSI, which was more expensive. I think the IDE CD
interface was not yet standardized in 1992. As a last resort, the
later Yggdrasils even included a
hack for running any proprietary MS-DOS CD-ROM driver from inside Linux!
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