[Beowulf] A press release

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Wed Jul 9 00:21:50 EDT 2008


On Tue, 8 Jul 2008, Karen Shaeffer wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 11:25:58PM -0400, Robert G. Brown wrote:
>>
>> Wikipedia has at least one article on the history of linux and talks
>> about the very first distros -- there were two or three that were close
>> to simultaneous, although the VERY first ones were very thin indeed.
>> SLS (later Slackware) was one of the first, but not quite THE first.  It
>> was probably the first "complete" distribution, or close to it.
>>
>> IIRC, SLS was fewer floppies that Slackware, but Slackware was arguably
>> easier to install and worked better (as one would expect).  And it had
>> more, better packages.
>>
>>    rgb
>
> Hi,
>
> OK, here is your linux history buff quiz. We all know Patrick V. was
> the technical spirit of slackware. Who was the original sales and
> marketing wizard for slackware? (smiles ;)

Hmmm, I'm guessing that would be "Bob", wouldn't it?  I mean, a lot of
famous slacker linuxites used it, e.g. Maddog, but if you are smiling,
it has to be him.  And he wasn't smilin' because of Enzyte!

    rgb

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