From Issue #2April-May 1994
...as we've now reached Slackware(64) 13.1 - Whoa! Alive and kickin'! Keep up the great work, Patrick - if you should ever read this :-)
Thanks for the career I built using Slack since 1994! No kidding!
Greetings from Germany,
Patrick, you truly are the man! After 12 years of enjoying your distro, all I can think is you rock!
SLS was my first distro I'd tried, then Slackware.
Currently I'm using 12.1 at work.
I've been an user of Slackware since 1993 :)
15 years have passed since then. It's not a short period of time.
Thank you, Pat for your amazing work.
Please keep and keep going! I'm proud of being a Slacker.
Woody from S.Korea
28/October...using Slackware 12.1...Slackware rules..David from Santa Fe-Argentina
Cheers from Romania,
using Slack 4 (dj with floppies) on a 486. Still running.
well this seems a kind or rare shrine to p volkerding, look at all those years that have passed since this interview, and all those ppl posting as years pass! i mean woa only in internet. hey pat if you read this sometime, you are the man, viejo! great job, slack is simply the best concept of all those linux distros out there. keep it simple, yes that rocks. slack is like vi, simple and powerful. congrats and cheers!
btw, when you get tired of all this, please create a fundation or something like that, so slackware lives a century more. keep the slack
Thanks Pat, for the great distro, keep on keepin on. Hope you are feeling better.
My name is Uros.
I am from Serbia and like this article very much.
I use Slack 10.02 and I think it is superb distribution.
I can not bolieve that i used Win. before.
One more thing "Slackware rulez".
Now it is Slackware 10.2 and that distro still rules.
I like the slack way of that.
For me the surest distro, the slackware experience got a geek test that make me keep on linux for laptop.
The slackintosh is also a great experience for my desktop (I'm a frenchy mac user).
hi im riza from medan, indonesia... it such a nice to read this interview, im using slackware9.1 now and i keep my machine uptodate ..
i just wanna say thx to mr. volkerding, keep up the good work
pretty cool read out your interview with a nice cup of tea at the morning very nice. interested me to having fun with your distro :) thk u good luck Mr.Pat
please do us a favour do a recent interview with him !!!
it's 2004 now !!!!!!!!!!! :-)
just repeat ths questions about future of slack and so on, 10 years has passed!!!!!!!
Hey just a thought, why don't you guys do an interview on April 1st 2004..!
It's tied with gentoo for being my favorite. I have a ~9in slackware logo in my room that I put in my locker during the school year!
nice to read back this old interview.
Slackware is still going strong and in my opinion
leverages and recognizes the tremendous power
of the KISS principle.
A new interview with Pat would be very nice ;)
Here's a brief one from 2002.
Registration required, unfortunately.
wow! the interview was done in 1994, it's 2003 now, and you're still talking about it?
but seriously yes, a new interview with Pat would seriously be good. So much has changed since then...
Yeah, much has changed. We now have Windows eXPerimental and it still sucks totally.