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Pat Volkerding of Slackware Linux chats with Klaatu and whomever happens to wander by (Maco, Vincent Batts, Chad Wallenberg, and others) at the SELF afterparty.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Slackware is a free and open source Linux-based operating system. It was one of the earliest operating systems to be built on top of the Linux kernel and is the oldest currently being maintained. Slackware was created by Patrick Volkerding of Slackware Linux, Inc. in 1993. The current stable version is 13.37, released on April 27, 2011.
Slackware aims for design stability and simplicity, and to be the most "Unix-like" Linux distribution, making as few modifications as possible to software packages from upstream and using plain text files and a small set of shell scripts for configuration and administration.
Warning: this is not a proper interview, just 40 minutes of aimless and fairly noisy chit chat at a party.
So it's probably not for everyone, although if you're a Slackware fan then it might be of some interest.
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Comment #1 posted on 2011-11-17T14:47:07Z by Miguel
Worst interview ever?
Comment #2 posted on 2011-11-19T01:35:00Z by gg
I personally really enjoyed the inteview. I knew Pat was a guy with a
variety of interests, but had no idea a Linux guru would also be so
into new age spirituality e.g. McKenna, incense, etc.
Comment #3 posted on 2011-11-19T14:43:43Z by Hugh
Everything Pat says is good as far as all good Slackers are concerned... Praise Bob. LOL
Comment #5 posted on 2011-12-14T09:33:55Z by lee
confused - www.cdrom.com?
I am a long time linux user who started with Red Hat 5.1 and has worked consistently with Red Hat and Debian-based distros ever since. I have never really given Slackware much thought.
I noticed in the photo above that the URL for slackware is given as http://www.cdrom.com. When entered in my browser, I get a site offering windows applications for download.
Just thought I should warn people that the correct URL for slackware is slackware.com .
Is this an old photo perhaps?
Comment #6 posted on 2012-04-01T16:50:13Z by Jason
Just a note that the picture is from 2000. Also, freaking hilarious interview. After 5 minutes of back story about the incense he's about to light: "Oh wait this may be the wrong stick". LOL
Comment #7 posted on 2012-04-02T04:53:06Z by Ken Fallon
The photo is from wikipedia
So if you have a newer one you know where to send it (also to us :) )
Comment #8 posted on 2013-01-13T21:03:14Z by Dustin Reeves
really enjoyed this podcast, been following slackware since about 9.1 (2004~), while i dont actively use the distribution, ive always enjoyed reading patricks thoughts on software release cycles, and being as stable as possible. when this podcast strayed from the technical, it took us in a great new unexpected direction (who thought patrick was into mckenna?). really enjoyed, would love to hear more podcasts in the same vein.
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