Early Distributions

Doghouse – Yggdrasil and Slackware

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Maddog remembers when his computer first spoke to him – thanks to Yggdrasil – and the (just!) 150 floppy disk images it took to install Slackware.

Tonight, I was talking to Bill Wright, one of the founders of LinuxFest Northwest (LFNW) [1], a great conference held in Bellingham, Washington, every year, and the conversation came around to early Linux stuff.

I told Bill that I am in the process of cleaning out my house in an effort at what older people like me call "downsizing," getting rid of things that we have collected over the years.

I have a lot of stuff that I have accumulated, and one way of reducing the amount is to give away some of these items at FOSSH events like LFNW.

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