What is Slackware?

Slackware was the first Linux distribution to achieve widespread use. It was started by Patrick Volkerding in late 1992. He had gotten introduced to Linux when he needed an inexpensive LISP interpreter for a project. At that time, there were very few distributions, so Patrick went with the distribution from Soft Landing Systems (SLS Linux).

However, SLS had some problems, so Patrick started to fix little bugs as he found them. Eventually, he decided to merge all of those fixes into his own distribution for himself and friends. This private distribution quickly gained popularity, and Patrick made it available to the public under the name of Slackware.

Along the way, Patrick added new things to the distribution like a user-friendly installation program based on a menuing system and the concept of package management. This allows users to easily add, remove, or upgrade software packages from their system.

Digg Google Bookmarks reddit Mixx StumbleUpon Technorati Yahoo! Buzz DesignFloat Delicious BlinkList Furl


madin said...

Montblanc MeisterstückClassique black ballpoint pen with gold accessories replica mont blanc uk is one of the most famous Montblanc fountain pens replica mont blanc donation pens and is considered one of the writing instruments. The design icon has a white snow cap insignia and has its own personal serial number, which means that the pen you own will be unique. Montblanc ballpoint pens are a must-have Montblanc ballpoint pens, popular with gift buyers, corporate customers and serious pen collectors. The smoothness of the ballpoint pen mechanism makes writing luxurious and enjoyable.

Post a Comment

Popular Posts