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Re: Congratulation on Etch release

Jerome Warnier wrote:
> Le lundi 16 avril 2007 _ 07:34 -0500, Bob Tracy a _crit :
> [..]
> > The old x86 boxes I mentioned aren't running Debian.  No particular
> > reason for that other than Debian didn't exist when those machines were
> > originally put into service.
> Debian does exist since August 1993, what kind of machines are you
> talking about? :-)

My first Linux system was a 386SX/16 with 4 MB of RAM and two 60 MB
RLL disks.  The Soft Landing Systems distro was installed on it sometime
in 1992.  That original system has long since been upgraded, but a fresh
install has never been performed on its successors...  Here's one of the
a.out executables from that time that still exists on one of my current
systems (AMD K6-III/450 currently running something that is mostly a
mixture of Slackware 10 and 11 with a 2.6.21 kernel):

$ ls -lsai /bin/d
4030 14 -r-x--x--x  1 bin bin 13276 Sep  5  1992 /bin/d

Slackware is the direct descendant of SLS, and was the logical choice
as far as leveraging whatever Linux sysadmin knowledge I had at the time
SLS disappeared :-).  With sincere apologies to Debian advocates, I had
no compelling reason to look at Debian until I started experimenting
with building custom Knoppix-based CDs.  For whatever it's worth as far
as healing hurt feelings, when I got my Alpha system, Debian was (and
continues to be) the obvious choice :-).

Bob Tracy                   WTO + WIPO = DMCA? http://www.anti-dmca.org

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