[dvlug] On running servers on the Internet, in general

Michael Will mrmichaelwill at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 9 07:51:46 PDT 2009

Slackware was my second distro, mcc interims release my first. Three floppy disks including the compiler. I used it at our company with mgetty+sendfax to send out mass faxes to our customers by using awk and a csv exported file from the access database. They where really wowed also when they ran out of diskspace and I did not have to come into the office when I remote logged in to migrate the system to a larger drive they had added...

But they did not really believe me when I said everybody should and will use email. 

Michael - wrote the pci howto back in 93

Grant Bowman <grantbow at gmail.com> wrote:

>I noticed the typo and guessed you meant 93 and not 83.  Linux wasn't
>even written until 1991.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux
>I started with Slackware in 1994 when I got my amateur radio license
>and while co-founding svpal.org, haha, but I was a casual Linux user
>for years while consulting on Microsoft platforms.  We thought about
>using Linux for svpal.org but the tech committee didn't feel it stable
>enough for a production environment so we went with solaris.  Joining
>SuSE in 1999 was so refreshing for me.
>-- Grant Bowman                                   <grantbow at gmail.com>
>On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 7:22 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
>> I wrote:
>>> I think that's a little off, and it was 1994.  I was playing with the
>>> BSDs starting in the late 1980s on my spare machine, and then Linux
>>> starting 1983.
>>             ^  1993.
>> Richard Couture and I were both experimenting with freely available
>> *ixes, first 386BSD, then Linuxes.  At first, we weren't even aware of
>> the emergence of Soft Landing Systems (SLS) or Slackware, the first two
>> distributions:  We'd never heard of a distribution, so we were
>> downloading H.J. Lu's boot & root 1.4 MB floppy image files, and
>> building up HD-based systems starting from their RAMdisk.
>> Slackware, when we heard about it, made the work a lot easier.
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