David S celebrated Slackware’s 21st birthday with a slide presentation in which he pointed out that, among other things, it:
has maintained more of BSD’s traditions
continues to flourish without a major backer
is simple to install — all dependencies in the core distro have been satisfied
is compiled for reliability
has a Core Team, mostly of volunteers
has support provided by LinuxQuestions.org
has community repositories hosted on SlackBuilds.org
has a documentation project.
He concluded by asking ‘21 years and still not tried it? What are you waiting for?’
David S took us on a tour of the documentation for the JTRIG tools used by GCHQ. Among the points he made were that:
they use MediaWiki
they use TOR
if you put a lot of the tool names in the urban dictionary, you find they are extremely rude
they use Microsoft Excel to deliver trojans to computers.