This book is designed to get you started with the Slackware Linux operating system.It's not meant to cover every single aspect of the distribution, but rather to show what it is capable of and give you a basic working knowledge of the system.I'd also like to thank Keith Keller for hosting the mailing list for this project, as well as Carl Inglis for the initial web hosting. Volkerding for Slackware Linux, and David Cantrell, Logan Johnson, and Chris Lumens for Slackware Linux Essentials 1st Edition.
(See Section 1.3 and Appendix A for an explanation of the license.) Today, Linux has grown into a major player in the operating system market.
It has been ported to run on a variety of system architectures, including HP/Compaq's Alpha, Sun's SPARC and Ultra SPARC, and Motorola's Power PC chips (through Apple Macintosh and IBM RS/6000 computers.) Hundreds, if not thousands, of programmers all over the world now develop Linux.
In addition, he wanted to learn the ins and outs of the 386 processor.
Linux was released free of charge to the public so that anyone could study it and make improvements under the General Public License.
IBM, AIX, Ether Jet, Netfinity, OS/2, Power PC, PS/2, S/390, and Think Pad are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.
IEEE, POSIX, and 802 are registered trademarks of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Intel, Celeron, Ether Express, i386, i486, Itanium, Pentium, and Xeon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
It would not have been possible for me to produce this work in a vacuum.
Many people deserve our thanks for their selfless acts: Keith Keller for his work on wireless networking, Joost Kremers for his great work in single-handedly writing the emacs section, Simon Williams for the security chapter, Jurgen Phillippaerts for basic networking commands, Cibao Cu Ali G Colibri for the inspiration and a good kick in the pants.
Countless others have sent in suggestions and fixes.