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awgawg wrote the following post Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:22:27 -0800
shortly before her death, Ada Lovelace passed on maintainership of slackware linux to Patrick Volkerding's great grandfather, making it the oldest actively maintained distribution.
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There is a #Slackware forum: @slackware nostalgics - not very active though since I'm probably the only active Slackware user on Hubzilla ;) I also don't get the "nostalgics" in its name, this sounds like Slackware is dead and only a relic from a previous computer age...
There was linux before Slackware, but it was quite an adventure to install as you usually needed to configure and bootstrap a working kernel from source. That's a relative assessment because while the early Slackwares had a scripted installer, they were distributed on 20-30 floppies and you almost always ended up with at least one bad floppy in the stack.