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LWN: A Look at Slackware 10.0

Jul 11, 2004, 05:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

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"The long-awaited Slackware 10 release has hit the streets, so to speak. Though Patrick Volkerding's Slackware wasn't the very first Linux distribution (it was originally based on the SLS distribution) it has outlived all of its predecessors. First released on July 16, 1993, Slackware has come a long way since its floppy-based origins--though in some ways, it has also remained very much the same.

"The Slackware installer, for example, has changed very little over the years. Though the lack of a graphical installer may intimidate new users, the text-based menu installer still serves well and is quite simple to use if one will only take the time to read the text..."

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