Doug Stewart on 24 Mar 2011 03:39:20 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Linux and package managers/repos

On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 4:47 AM, JP Vossen <> wrote:

>> Um, how do you define "dawn of Linux" or "distribution"? I began with
>> slackware, with a version number in the 0.9x range. The "distribution"
>> was little more than a bunch of tar files and "Make".
> Ouch, ask a hard one why don't you?!?  Well, the dawn of Linux is 1992/1993
> or so when Linus released it.  A distribution is a Linux kernel, some
> drivers for some hardware, and some userland packages all rolled up in some
> way that in theory makes it easier to install and use.  But you already know
> that...  :-)

What, no love for MCC, Yggdrasil, or SLS (the distro that was the
foundation for Slackware)?

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