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Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it

Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it

Posted Mar 23, 2011 7:13 UTC (Wed) by Darkmere (subscriber, #53695)
In reply to: Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it by corbet
Parent article: Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it

*wave* ( Long uid here, shame on me ;)

Gotta admit, I first got started on slack back on an IBM PS/2 ...


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Posted Mar 23, 2011 8:07 UTC (Wed) by Felix.Braun (subscriber, #3032) [Link]

( 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... :-)

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Posted Mar 23, 2011 10:26 UTC (Wed) by fatrat (subscriber, #1518) [Link]

You've just been corrupted by the Zeitgeist of the age :)

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Posted Mar 24, 2011 7:48 UTC (Thu) by frazier (guest, #3060) [Link]

The subscription model also got me to setup an account, though apparently not quite as quickly as for you.

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Posted Mar 26, 2011 6:16 UTC (Sat) by speedster1 (subscriber, #8143) [Link]

Subscription model forced me to get an account as well -- but I put LWN subscription on a wishlist for my birthday, which delayed things for a few months. Guess I was too cheap to buy it for myself, a grad student at the time ;)

Slackware 13.37: Linux for the fun of it

Posted Mar 26, 2011 2:07 UTC (Sat) by roelofs (guest, #2599) [Link]

Gotta admit, I first got started on slack back on an IBM PS/2 ...

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.

Greg


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