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Softlanding Linux System

Softlanding Linux System

Softlanding Linux System (SLS) was one of the first, if not the first, Linux distributions. It was founded by Peter MacDonald[1] in May 1992.[2]

SLS was the first release to offer a comprehensive Linux distribution containing more than the Linux kernel, GNU, and other basic utilities, including an implementation of the X Window System.[1]

History

SLS was the most popular Linux distribution at the time, but it was considered to be rather buggy by its users. It was soon superseded by Slackware (which started as a cleanup of SLS by Patrick Volkerding) and Yggdrasil Linux/GNU/X, among others.

Similarly, Ian Murdock's frustration with SLS led him to create the Debian project.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b Berlich, Ruediger (April 2001). "ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT... The early history of Linux, Part 2, Re: distribution" (PDF). LinuxUser. Retrieved 16 April 2013. This was followed shortly after by the Softlanding Linux System (SLS), founded by Peter McDonald, which was the first comprehensive distribution to contain elements such as X and TCP/IP,... 
  2. ^ GNU/Linux Distribution Timeline, version 11.4 by A. Lundqvist, D. Rodic
  3. ^ Murdock, Ian A. (16 August 1993). "NNTP Subject: New release under development; suggestions requested". Retrieved 2007-08-17. 

External links

  • SLS version 1.02 at GitHub
  • SLS version 1.03 at ibiblio
  • SLS 1.02 CD-ROM picture


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