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Slackware Turns 21 Years Old

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Published on 17 July 2014 09:43 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems
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It was on this day in 1993 that Patrick Volkerding announced the Slackware 1.00 release that was inspired by the Softlanding Linux System.

Slackware remains kicking after 21 years of guidance by its leader Patrick Volkerding. The most recent release of Slackware is version 14.1 that took place late last year with the Linux 3.10 kernel -- a long way from the initial Slackware 1.00 release that used the pre-1.0 Linux kernel (0.99.11).

You can try out the latest Slackware Linux release at Slackware.com.

According to Patrick Volkerding's Tweet, Slackware's 21st birthday (the legal drinking age in the USA) was celebrating by doing a PBR beer bong on a Slackware CD.

Slackware Turns 21 Years Old


Tonight's Phoronix beer of choice for celebrating Slackware turning 21 is not PBR but rather the always-delicious Kloster Andechs Weissbier Hell. Happy Birthday Slackware!

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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