A Short History of Linux Distributions
Posted Jul 1, 2004 13:34 UTC (Thu) by jlnance
Parent article: A Short History of Linux Distributions
I am not sure it was executable formats that pushed people from SLS to Slackware. I seem to remember that Slackware evolved because Patrick couldn't get SLS to incorporate the changes he had made to their distro. So he started his own.
I am not sure exactly what happened to SLS. I believe its author put a lot of work into making kernel modules work. This was back before Linus'es kernel had modules. His work was not well received, and I think he might have packed up his bags and moved on.
But for a time SLS was Linux. It was all anyone ran.
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