Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.announce
From: "Patrick J. Volkerding" < volkerdi@mhd1.moorhead.msus.edu>
Subject: ANNOUNCE: Slackware Linux 2.0
Message-ID: < ann-2277.773200335@cs.cornell.edu>
Date: Sun, 3 Jul 1994 01:52:33 GMT
Approved: linux-announce@tc.cornell.edu (Matt Welsh)

[Please note! sunsite.unc.edu will mirror Slackware 2.0 SOON. 
Currently, the files in /pub/Linux/distributions/slackware 
on sunsite are in limbo. DO NOT DOWNLOAD SLACKWARE FROM SUNSITE
until I get this fixed and post an announcement to that effect.
Get it from ftp.cdrom.com or tsx-11 instead. Thanks. --mdw]

Slackware 2.0 has just been released on ftp.cdrom.com, and should be showing
up on the mirror sites soon. Slackware is a complete distribution based on
Linus Torvalds' Linux kernel and a full set of GNU, BSD, and other applications
and utilities.

New features of version 2.0 include:

  -- Linux kernel 1.0.9 (2 precompiled versions) or 1.1.18 (6 precompiled
     versions) included. Source for many more versions, including most of the
     recent 1.1.x patches. Precompiled versions of 1.1.10 and 1.1.16 are also
     included for your enjoyment. :^)
  -- XFree86 2.1.1
  -- more choices of bootkernel disks to support more hardware. (10 different
     installation kernels, all of which now support UMSDOS-0.3a)
  -- UMSDOS installation mode allows you to create a swapfile - installs on
     machines with only 4 meg with no repartitioning required.
  -- New X applications added, including: gnuplot, xfig, xfractint, xpaint.
  -- Taylor UUCP 1.05
  -- GNU Emacs 19.25 and Lucid Emacs 19.10
  -- Andrew 6.3
  -- GNU Common Lisp, Pascal, Gnat (Ada9X compiler)
  -- optional troff source for all of the manpages
  -- A new self-booting rescue disk for 8 meg machines
  -- ...and more!
 
The home FTP site for Slackware 2.0 is ftp.cdrom.com, where the binary
distribution is found in /pub/linux/slackware and the full source is found in
/pub/linux/slackware_source. Please try to go easy on this site until the
mirror sites catch up. If you can use a mirror site, do. A list of these sites
can be found on ftp.cdrom.com in /pub/linux/slackware/MIRRORS.TXT.

Development of Slackware 2.0 was sponsored by Morse Telecommunication, Inc.
Morse will be releasing Slackware Professional Linux in a few weeks. This
package will be the official Slackware CD-ROM distribution and will allow you
to easily run Slackware directly from the CDROM with a small (7-10 meg) root
partition which can be either Linux native or MS-DOS.  Full, printed 
documentation for Slackware will also be included in this package. Watch for 
the announcement in comp.os.linux.announce.

A more complete feature list can be found in the file README.v2, found in
the distribution directory.

Have fun! 

---
Patrick Volkerding
volkerdi@mhd1.moorhead.msus.edu
volkerdi@ftp.cdrom.com
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Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.announce
From: "Patrick J. Volkerding" < volkerdi@mhd1.moorhead.msus.edu>
Subject: Slackware 2.0.2 released
Message-ID: < ann-3774.782585985@cs.cornell.edu>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 1994 16:59:59 GMT
Approved: linux-announce@tc.cornell.edu (Matt Welsh)

I've just released Slackware 2.0.2 on ftp.cdrom.com, in 
/pub/linux/slackware.  There have been all sorts of little fixes and 
upgrades since the last version, but these are probably the most 
interesting features of the new version:

  --  Bootdisks that use the 1.1.54 kernel, including support for the 
      Adaptec 274x/284x SCSI controllers.  Other alpha drivers have also
      been provided for the Always IN2000, EATA SCSI, and the NEC 260 
      CD-ROM. 

  -- The X and XD disks have been upgraded to XFree86 3.1, and the 
     ConfigXF86 script has been updated to produce the new XF86Config 
     file used by XFree86 3.1.

  -- Quota support is built into all of the precompiled kernels.

  -- All of the extra drivers are built right into the provided kernel 
     source.

  -- The XAP series has been completely recompiled to use the XFree86 3.1
     libraries.
 
  -- XView has been re-ported from XView3.2p1-X11R6.
   
  -- The old XFree86 2.1.1 libraries are also included, so DOOM will run 
     just fine! :^)

  -- Other software upgrades include: procps-0.97, less-237, Jove 4.14.10,
     ftape-1.13b, ppp-2.1.2b.

Have fun!

---
Patrick J. Volkerding
volkerdi@mhd1.moorhead.msus.edu
volkerdi@ftp.cdrom.com
gonzo@magnet.mednet.net

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From: Sales Dept < sales@lasermoon.co.uk>
Subject: Commercial: RESELLERS WANTED : Slackware Professional
Message-ID: < ann-9318.783021839@cs.cornell.edu>
	0QB.
Date: Mon, 24 Oct 1994 18:04:18 GMT
Approved: linux-announce@tc.cornell.edu (Matt Welsh)
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               SLACKWARE PROFESSIONAL 2.0 - Europe & Aisa

Lasermoon are deligheted at our appointment as the European and Asian
Distributors for Slackware Professional 2.0 by Morse Telcommunication, NY.

      European, CIS and Asian (Pacific Rim) Resellers and Dealers

			WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!

    (if you are outside of the USA, we still want to hear from you!)

We will offer you attractive startup schemes and excellent dealer margins
for this premier Linux Distribution. We can also offer attractive
schemes for other products such as SWiM (Motif).

CIS States : We have special arrangements to help you become established.

With the prospect of some great future developments, there has never been 
a better time to become a reseller!

For further information, please contact us by email or any convenient
method :


        Lasermoon Ltd,                          Morse Telecommunication,
        2a Beaconsfield Road,                   26 East Park Avenue,
        Fareham,                                Suite 240,
        Hants,                                  Long Beach,
        England. PO16 0QB                       NY  11561 (USA)
        Voice +44 (0) 329 826444                Voice (516) 889 8500
        Fax   +44 (0) 329 825936                Fax   (516) 889 8665
        email sales@lasermoon.co.uk             email info@morse.net



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Fareham, Hants, England. PO16 0QB    |
+44 (0) 329 826444  Fax: +44 (0) 329 825936
             +++ The UNIX & Linux Freeware Specialists! +++

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From: mjohnsto@morse.net (Michael R. Johnston)
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.announce
Subject: COMMERCIAL: Slackware Professional Linux 2.1
Date: 13 Nov 1994 15:25:39 +0200
Approved: linux-announce@tc.cornell.edu (Lars Wirzenius)
Message-ID: <3a544j$3e3@kruuna.Helsinki.FI>

LONG BEACH, NY, November 12th

                 Introducing Slackware Professional Linux 2.1
                               Ready-To-Run

Morse Telecommunication and Patrick Volkerding are pleased to announce 
Slackware Professional Linux 2.1, the followup effort to the immensely 
popular Slackware Professional Linux 2.0.

Provided on 3 CD-ROMs in the popular "Ready-To-Run" format, Slackware 
Professional Linux constitutes a complete and unabridged version of the 
Linux operating system, a mostly POSIX compliant, Unix(R) clone with a 
host of features not found on proprietary versions of Unix costing hundreds 
or thousands of dollars.

Slackware Professional Linux 2.1 is the most comprehensive and economical 
means of upgrading your personal computer to its full Unix-compatible 
workstation potential. This product is ideal for active Unix professionals 
who are looking to have a compatible environment on their home computer, 
casual computer enthusiasts curious about Unix and even students looking 
for a low-cost method of learning this powerful operating system to expand 
their career horizons.


READY-TO-RUN

Ready-To-Run means that you can begin using Slackware Professional Linux
almost immediately after opening the box. A minimal installation requires
only seven megabytes of hard disk space, with the overwhelming majority 
of applications and utilities residing on your CDROM drive. The required 
files can even reside on your MS-DOS filesystem with absolutely no 
cumbersome repartitioning requirements. Moreover, you don't lose the 
ability to boot and run DOS.You can be up and running in as little as 
10 minutes.


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SLACKWARE

As tens of thousands of devoted users can attest, Slackware Professional
Linux is clearly the safest, most stable and reliable version of Linux 
currently available. Even the popular computing press has begun to take
note of Slackware's impressive features.

"We could learn to like this Slackware stuff." - INFOWORLD, 9/5/94

In August, 1994, LINUX JOURNAL went even further, calling Slackware, "the most 
popular Linux distribution available on the Internet." The article goes on to 
point out Slackware's "reliability", the observations that it is 
"easy-to-install", as well as its' "large assortment of programs" as 
chief advantages of the distribution.



PRODUCT PHILOSOPHY AND OVERVIEW

The major philosophy behind Slackware Professional can be summed up in just
a few simple points:

	- To offer a Unix-like environment that is stable, reliable, and
	  one that ensures a high degree of filesystem integrity, while
	  at the same time offering leading edge features.

	- To simplify installation of the operating system for first time
	  users while still offering flexibility for dedicated Unix 
	  enthusiasts.

	- To create a Unix-like environment that is familiar, friendly,
	  in line with traditional system layout, and comformant with the 
	  currently evolving File System Standard (FSSTD). In short: No 
	  surprises; Everything is where you would expect it to be

	- To accompany the product with proper documentation, which can no 
	  longer be viewed as an option.

	- To offer full support for the operating system. As ever greater
	  numbers of users unfamiliar with Linux join the community, this
	  has become a clear-cut necessity.

Slackware Professional Linux accomplishes all these goals and more. Packaged
in an attractive, bookshelf style box with 3 CD-ROMs and a 600+ page
manual, this product contains the following major components:


Slackware Professional Linux (CD-ROM 1)
	- Slackware Professional Linux distribution. Can be installed
	  to your hard drive or to run directly from the CD-ROM in as little
	  as 5 megabytes of hard disk space. Can also be optionally 
	  installed to an existing MS-DOS partition, eliminating the 
	  need to repartition your hard drive to accomodate Slackware Pro.

	- The complete Slackware Professional Source Tree. Over 300 megabytes
	  of compressed source code which when compiled comprises Slackware
	  Professional Linux in its entirety.

	- Microsoft Windows(tm) user interface which guides you through
	  the creation of the necessary boot disks WITHOUT requiring you
	  to read the manual first.

	- Demonstration copies of commercial Linux applications.

	- DOS tools. A collection of tools for manipulating DOS partitions.

Sunsite Linux Archives (CD-ROM 2)

	- Sunsite's popular Linux archive. This is Linux A-Z.

	- A complete TCL archive from ftp.aud.alcatel.com.

	- Leading edge networking: sunacm.swan.ac.uk


TSX-11's Linux Archives (CD-ROM 3)

	- TSX-11.MIT.EDU's large Linux archive.

	- PREP.AI.MIT.EDU: The complete contents of the GNU source code
	  repository.


Slackware Professional Linux User's Guide

	- The Slackware Professional Linux User's Guide is a comprehensive
	  600+ page, printed, bound copy of the collected works of The
	  Linux Documentation Project, including sections on the
	  following subjects:

		Slackware Installation and Getting Started Guide
		All the HOWTO files, including information on:
			Busmice, CD-ROMs, Ethernets, DOS Emulator,
			Floppy tape drives, Hardware Compatability,
			Mail, News, SCSI, Serial Devices, Networking,
			PCI, Sound Boards, Term, XFree86, And more....

A coupon for a free issue of LINUX JOURNAL

30 Days of One-To-One Technical Support


SOFTWARE HIGHLIGHTS

Slackware Professional Linux 2.1 offers all the features that users of
high-end implimentations of Unix are used to receiving. These are:

	* A stable, multiuser/multitasking kernel.
		. Based on Linux kernel 1.1.59
		. All kernels since 1.0 also included all the way up to
		  version 1.1.61

	* Full TCP/IP networking software. Internet Ready.
		. Supports regular ethernet, dialup SLIP and PPP, NFS, 
		  AX.25 (for amateur radio use).
		. A complete suite of Internet tools including FTP, TELNET,
		  NETNEWS, SMTP Electronic Mail, World Wide Web tools, IRC
		  and much more.

	* Communications
		. X/Y/Zmodem Protocols.
		. UUCP
		. Dialup communications programs supplied for ascii
		  and X Window System  displays.

	* The X Window System
		. Includes a complete distribution of X11R6 (XFree86 3.1)
		. All binaries have been recompiled to take advantage of
		  the new X11R6 libraries.
		. Also includes, for backward compatability X11R5
		. Full X Window System  development libraries
		. Tcl/Tk 

	* Programming and Development Tools
		. Languages: GNU C, GNU C++, and Ada compilers. Assembler. 
                  Basic and Lisp interpreters. Fortran-to-C and 
                  Pascal-to-C translators. Lisp Interpreter.
		. Debugging tools for X Window System and regular ascii screens.
		. Function libraries for development in all languages.

	* Multimedia Extensions
		. Image viewers (JPEG, MPEG, GIF, TIFF and more).
		. Multimedia Email via The Andrew Toolkit.
		. Supports a variety of popular sound boards and sound file
		  formats. (Consult hardware compatability listing) 
		. A wide variety of CD-ROM drives are supported (consult
		  hardware compatability listing)	.

	* User level applications
		. Internet Electronic Mail Applications for ascii and X
		  Window System.
		. Netnews reading programs.
		. Editors (Vi, GNU Emacs, Doc, Ez)
		. Spreadsheets
		. Drawing programs
		. Desktop publishing including TeX and Groff typesetting.
		. Postscript-compatible interpreter to print Postcript 
		  documents on your non-Postscript printer.
		  
	* Recreational Toys
		. DOOM! for Linux.
		. Asteroids, Tetris, a formidable Chess program.
		. The classic BSD games pack including the venerable "Trek"

	* Compatability Features
		. Bootmanager called LILO provides ability to boot multiple
		  operating systems on same machine.
		. Read/Write access to your DOS data.
		. Run your DOS programs with the DOS Emulator.
		. Read access to your OS/2 files
		
		

Slackware Professional provides a large collection of boot disks designed to 
support a wide variety of hardware combinations and eliminate the possibility 
of negative device driver interaction. With this approach you get to make an 
intelligent choice and greatly enhance the probability that you will be able 
to install the operating system the first time.

If you're the proud owner of leading edge hardware, don't feel you're
left out in the cold. Included are the latest ALPHA device drivers on 
their own separate boot images. By doing this, reliability of existing
drivers is preserved without penalizing the high-end user.


MAJOR ENHANCEMENTS SINCE 2.0

XF86-3.1 (X11R6) is now the default windowing system. All X binaries
have been recompiled to use the new X11R6 shared libraries. X11R6 offers
added support for many new video chipsets and extends the reliability of 
support for others.

Kernels up to 1.1.61 have been included. The default kernel is now 1.1.59.

"Setup" has now been modified to allow several different levels of 
hard disk installation. The procedure to create a 'hybrid' Slackware 
installation, where the user selects which packages are run from the
hard drive and which packages run from the CD-ROM has been greatly
improved.

Extended IDE hard drives are now properly detected.

Multisector IDE compatible drives are supported. This can result in
substantial performance increases when this feature is enabled.

Added support for PCI systems.

Additional software packages include: httpd (for Hypertext transfers), 
DOSEMU, DOOM!

A brief listing of just some of the other packages included:

util-linux 1.10 utility collection;  less version 237;  GNU bash-1.14.2;
tcsh 6.04;  jove 4.14.10;  Term 2.1.4;  Joe 2.2;  GNU diffutils-2.7;  
man pages 1.4;  svgalib 1.12;  JPEG Group's 5beta2 JPEG software;  
ispell-3.1.08;  tools 2.16;  flex 2.4.7;  GNU gdb 4.13;  libf2c.so.0.10;
GNU m4 1.3;  CLISP version 4-Jul-94;  GNU Emacs 19.27;  wu-ftpd 2.4;
BSD sendmail 8.6.9;  20 Feb 1993 Performance Release of C News;  trn 3.5;
NTeX 1.2.1 TeX distribution (10 disks with complete source!);  blt 1.7;
itcl 1.5;  Tcl 7.3;  Tk 3.6;  TclX 7.3b;  Loadlin 1.5;  XFree86 3.1 (X11R6);
xfm 1.3;  Andrew 6.3L2;  DOOM!


HARDWARE COMPATABILITY

(Note: * means support is experimental and not assured)

SYSTEMS:	386/486/Pentium PC Compatible with ISA, EISA,VESA or PCI
		bus architectures.  (Microchannel Unsupported).

MEMORY:		Minimum 2 Megabytes (4 Megabytes recommended. 8 or more
		when using the X Window System).

DISKS:		IDE,Extended IDE, MFM,RLL,ESDI, SCSI (With one of the 
		supported SCSI controllers listed below).

TAPES:		SCSI tape drives (with supported controller); QIC-80
		'floppy' tape drives: Colorado, Archive, Insight, Identity,
		Connor, Summit, Wangtek, Iomega and AIWA. Irwin-80 drives
		such as IBM's tape drive kit are unsupported.

CD-ROM:		Sony CDU-31a, CDU-33a,531*,535*, Soundblaster CD-ROMS 
		(including the Kotubuki, Matsushita and Panasonic CR-5xx 
		driver), Mitsumi, Pro Audio Spectrum CD-ROMs, SCSI CD-ROMs
		( with supported SCSI controller), NEC CDR-260*.

SOUND:		Roland MPU-401 MIDI interface;  AdLib;  SoundBlaster 
		(version 1 and 2) and compatibles, including ThunderBoard and 
		ATI Stereo F/X;  SoundBlaster Pro (version 1 and 2);  
		SoundBlaster 16;  ProAudioSpectrum 16 (and the compatible 
		Logitech SoundMan 16);  Advanced Gravis UltraSound (GUS);  
		GUS MAX (2.9 driver and later);  Microsoft Sound System 
		(2.9 driver and later; disabled by default); Personal Sound 
		System (2.9 driver and later; disabled by default).


ACCELERATED VIDEO CHIPSETS:
		8514/A (and true clones); ATI Mach8, Mach32;  Cirrus CLGD5420, 
		CLGD5422, CLGD5424, CLGD5426, CLGD5428, CLGD5429, CLGD5430, 
		CLGD5434, CLGD6205, CLGD6215, CLGD6225, CLGD6235;  S3 86C911, 
		86C924, 86C801, 86C805, 86C805i, 86C928, 86C864, 86C964;  
		Western Digital WD90C31, WD90C33;  Weitek P9000; IIT AGX-014, 
		AGX-015, AGX-016;  Tseng ET4000/W32, ET4000/W32i, ET4000/W32p

SVGA CHIPSETS:  Tseng ET3000, ET4000AX, ET4000/W32;  Western Digital/Paradise 
		PVGA1; Western Digital WD90C00, WD90C10, WD90C11, WD90C24, 
		WD90C30, WD90C31, WD90C33;  Genoa GVGA;  Trident TVGA8800CS, 
		TVGA8900B, TVGA8900C, TVGA8900CL, TVGA9000, TVGA9000i, 
		TVGA9100B, TVGA9200CX, TVGA9320, TVGA9400CX, TVGA9420; 
		ATI 18800, 18800-1, 28800-2, 28800-4, 28800-5, 28800-6, 
		68800-3, 68800-6, 68800AX, 68800LX, 88800;  NCR 77C22, 
		77C22E, 77C22E+;  Cirrus Logic  CLGD5420, CLGD5422, 
		CLGD5424, CLGD5426, CLGD5428, CLGD5429, CLGD5430, CLGD5434, 
		CLGD6205, CLGD6215, CLGD6225, CLGD6235, CLGD6420;  
		Compaq AVGA;  OAK OTI067, OTI077; Advance Logic AL2101;  
		MX MX68000, MX680010; Video 7/Headland Technologies 
		HT216-32; Diamond Viper cards are now supported.

SCSI ADAPTERS:  Adaptec 1520/1522/1542/1740, 274x/284x(*) ; Always IN2000(*),
		NCR 53c810/820, 53c710/720, 53c700, 53c700-66, 5380 series;  
		Buslogic BT-542B, BT-545S, BT-545D, BT-445S, BT-640A, BT-646S, 
		BT-646D, BT-742A, BT-747S, BT-747D, BT-757S, BT-757D, BT-946C;
		Future Domain TMC-1660/1680, TMC-1650/1670, TMC-3260, TMC-885, 
		TMC-950;  Pro Audio Spectrum SCSI;  Seagate ST01/ST02;  
		Trantor T128/T128F/T228;  UltraStor 14F, 24F, 34F; 
		Western Digital WD7000, WD7000-FASST2, WD7000-ASC, WD7000-AX, 
		WD7000-MX, WD7000-EX; DPT PM2011(*), PM2012A(*), PM2021(*),
		PM2022(*), PM2122(*), PM2322(*)

PROTOCOLS:	TCP/IP, SLIP, CSLIP, PPP, AX25, IPX

ETHERNET CARDS:	 Western Digital WD80*3;  SMC Ultra;  3com 3c501, 3c503, 
		 3c509, 3c579;  AT1500 and NE2100 (LANCE and PCnet-ISA);  
		 Cabletron E21xx;  DEPCA;  HP PCLAN;  NE2000; NE1000;  
		 SK_G16;  Apricot Xen-II on board ethernet;  D-Link DE600; 
	 	 D-Link DE620;  AT-LAN-TEC/RealTek pocket adaptor;  
		 Zenith Z-Note; 3com 3c505(*), 3c507(*); EtherExpress; 
		 AT1700(*), NI5210(*), NI6510(*); 
		 Ansel Communications EISA 3200(*).

FILESYSTEMS:	Minix, Linux Native (EXT2), XIAFS, MSDOS, /proc, NFS, ISO9660, 
		OS/2 HPFS (Read-only), UMSDOS, System V and Coherent.

ADDITIONAL:	Parallel Printer,Logitech Busmouse,PS/2 Mouse,
		C&T 82C710 mouse port ,Microsoft busmouse, ATIXL busmouse.


ADDITIONAL SUPPORT OFFERINGS

To enhance our One-To-One personal support, we also offer the following
services:

	- Web Server: Hypertext access to our online support server.
	              http://www.morse.net/
	- FTP Server and BBS: Download patches and updates to the system.
	- Electronic Mail support: Address your queries to us.

All of these areas are accessable to you even AFTER your One-To-One 
support runs out. 

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY

Slackware remains freely available on the following major FTP sites:

	ftp.cdrom.com:/pub/Linux/slackware
	sunsite.unc.edu:/pub/Linux/distributions
	tsx-11.mit.edu:/pub/linux/distributions

Many other sites mirror these major archives. Check the 'MIRRORS.TXT' file on 
each site to determine another location which may be geographically closer to
you. 

OUR SPONSORSHIP AND WHAT IT MEANS

In May of this year, Morse Telecommunication Inc. entered into an agreement
with Patrick Volkerding, creator and maintainer of the Slackware distribution,
whereby we agreed to underwrite continued development and institute support
for Slackware in exchange for the rights to distribute the official version 
of the software.

The reasons for this are twofold. First, it is desireable to have a single
official version in which the integrity of the software can be guaranteed. 
In at least one case, a distributor of Slackware has recently undertaken
modifications of the distribution which compromised the stability of the
software. This was neither endorsed nor approved of by Mr. Volkerding. 

Second, and no less important, is that our sponsorship of Slackware means 
that the project now receives funding and equipment necessary to further
the development efforts. 

Put simply: When you purchase a copy of Slackware Professional Linux, you
are guaranteed a pristine, unmodified copy of the distribution. Your purchase
will help support the ongoing and extensive development efforts necessary
to maintain, improve and support the distribution in the future. 

As with Slackware Professional Linux 2.0,  a portion of the proceeds are 
earmarked for direct redistribution back to The Linux Documentation Project
to help fund future versions of their work.

PRICES AND ORDERING

The full retail package of Slackware Professional Linux 2.1 carries a 
suggested list price of $64.95 and contains all the items previously
described, including three CD-ROMs, a 600+ page printed and bound manual,
and 30 days of One-To-One technical support.

For users wishing to simply upgrade their existing Slackware distribution 
to the latest version, we have now instituted an upgrade path through the 
purchase of The Linux Quarterly, Fall '94. 

In this package you will receive the Slackware Professional CD-ROM plus a 
copy of Sunsite's Linux archives. The suggested list price of The Linux 
Quarterly, Fall '94 is $29.95. No printed documentation or one-to-one 
technical support is available with the Linux Quarterly. It is intended as an 
economical means of upgrading an existing distribution, or for those not 
requiring the full package.

In order to minimize the burden associated with shipping huge quantities of
product (as we experienced with the last release), and to ensure that our
staff will be dedicated to providing the support which we offer, we have now 
instituted a policy of providing the product through three major distribution 
points.

To place an order, call your local reseller. There is a good chance they
may already carry the product. If by chance they don't, please contact
any of the following distributors. All have large quantities of the product
on-hand and ready to ship:


North America

	Just Computers!
	PO Box 751414
	Petaluma, CA 94975-1414
	(800) 800-1648 (Toll free ordering)
	(707) 769-1648 (International and local)
	(707) 765-2447 (Fax)
	Orders: sales@justcomp.com
	Info:   info@justcomp.com

	ACC, Inc.
	136 Riverside Avenue
	Westport, CT 06880-4606
	(800) 546-7274 (Toll free ordering)
	(203) 454-5500 (International and local)
	(203) 454-2582 (Fax)
	Email: info@acc-corp.com


Europe and Asia
	
	Lasermoon, Ltd.
	2a Beaconsfield Road
	Fareham
	Hampshire, PO16 0QB
	United Kingdom
	+44 (0329) 826444 (Orders and inquiries)
	+44 (0329) 825936 (Fax)
	Email: orders@lasermoon.co.uk

UPDATES

Updates to Slackware Professional Linux are produced on an 'as-needed'
basis. What this means is that you are assured we will never release a
superfluous 'upgrade' with little or no change from the previous version.
As a result, we have no pre-set update schedule when in fact progress 
in the free software arena cannot be predicted or guaranteed.

Critical bug-fixes can be found on our Web server and our BBS and there
are, of course, no charges for these fixes.


PRODUCT WARRANTY

Slackware Professional Linux from Morse Telecommunication, Inc. is
provided as-is with no warranties expressed or implied. No product can
be guaranteed to work on all machines, nor can it be guaranteed to be fit
for a given purpose. Every effort has been made to ensure that Slackware
Professional will work on the broadest variety of hardware possible, but
no guarantees of compatability are made.

It is up to the customer to determine the compatability and the proper usage
of the software. Morse Telecommunication, Inc. will not assume any liability
for the use or mis-use of this software.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The development of an entire operating system is a project of unparalleled
magnitude and extreme complexity. Slackware Professional Linux is such a 
project and could not have even existed without the development 
efforts of thousands of programmers and visionaries who wrote or inspired
many of the components of the operating system.

The by product of such a large undertaking is that it is virtually impossible
to acknowledge each and every one of those contributors without omission
or error. Because of this, we have decided that it would be wrong to
publish an incomplete listing of those who have helped make Slackware
what is it today.

Morse Telecommunication wishes to thank these thousands of individuals,
named or unnamed, whose dedication to the concept of free software has
made Slackware Professional a reality.

As a measure of our appreciation to individuals involved in the creation of
any aspect of Slackware Professional Linux we offer a free copy of the
package. To receive your copy of the software, simply send email to us
along with your shipping address and a short note indicating which portion
of the software you contributed. We will happily send a copy along to you.


TRADEMARKS

Slackware is a trademark of Patrick Volkerding. Windows is a trademark of
Microsoft, Corp. Unix is a trademark of X/Open. Slackware Professional
Linux installation scripts are copyrighted 1994 by Morse Telecommunication, 
and Patrick Volkerding. Postcript is a trademark of Adobe Systems, Inc.

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From: mjohnsto@morse.net (Michael R. Johnston)
Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.announce
Subject: COMMERCIAL: Slackware Professional Linux 2.3 Announcement
Date: 26 May 1995 08:49:15 -0500
Organization: ?
Sender: wirzeniu@rose.uthscsa.edu
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Keywords: Slackware Professional, distribution, commercial

[An HTML version of this document, along with the associated graphics
 can be found at http://www.morse.net]


                 Slackware Professional Linux 2.3
                               Ready-To-Run

SUMMARY

Morse Telecommunication today announced Slackware Professional
Linux version 2.3, an important update to the immensely popular
Slackware Professional Linux series. This release incorporates many new
and unique features which enhance the functionality of the overall package 
as well as eliminating problems discovered in the 2.2 version during its
initial release on the Internet.

This release is now provided in two formats. The full version which contains
all the components mentioned herein, as well as the CDROM-only version, which
contains all but the printed user's guide. Shipping of the CDROM-only
version has already begun. The complete version with manual is expect to
ship within two weeks.


MAJOR NEW ENHANCEMENTS

Each of the following new components are now STANDARD FEATURES of 
Slackware Professional Linux. They have been added after reviewing the 
input of thousands of users of previous versions of this package:

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*EXCLUSIVE*  Perfect Backup & Restore(tm) for Linux    

>From the original author of Fastback(tm) for the PC comes Perfect Backup and 
Restore, the easiest and most reliable way of backing up your Linux 
system. Perfect Backup & Restore will back up ALL your files - faster, easier, 
and with GUARANTEED DATA INTEGRITY. Perfect Backup & Restore comes with
the same intuitive and comprehensive pull-down menu interface that over 
2,000,000 users of Fastback have had for years. 

SCO WORLD Magazine (October, 1994) said, "In the ease-of-use catagory, 
Perfect Backup & Restore wins hands down." What's more, in the same
article, SCO WORLD found that Perfect Backup & Restore is the fastest of
nine commercial backup and restore packages currently available. These
independent timings indicate that Perfect Backup & Restore is more than
TWICE the speed of the fastest competitor. 


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*EXCLUSIVE* AnswerDisc(tm) FOR LINUX                

A unique interactive help CDROM containing over 600 megabytes of information 
pertaining to Linux. This product contains both ascii and X-based interfaces 
which can be used to search the database by keyword for documents pertaining 
to a given subject. No more thumbing through dog-eared manuals. AnswerDisc 
will get you the information you need in just seconds.


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*EXCLUSIVE* SPL: The Slackware Pro MS-Windows(tm) installation interface

First introduced last year, this popular interface is back, better than ever. 
Make any combination of boot and root disks, search the online documentation, 
and more, all at the touch of a button, and from an environment you probably 
already have on your computer.  Installing Slackware Pro has never been easier!  

--
*EXCLUSIVE* Linux-based CDROM Browse Utility

A convenience born out of necessity arrives with the addition of 'browse',
an X Window-based graphical CDROM navigation tool which provides 
point-and-click access to the more than 2 gigabytes of archives available 
online. On the Sunsite(tm) CDROM, for example, brief descriptions of each 
file are provided. This makes identifying the file you want so much easier. 
Should you wish to uncompress and extract the archive, you may do so at the 
touch of a button, to the directory of your choice. Additional functions
include viewing the contents of an archive, file associations for 
auto-launching applications (e.g. double clicking on a PostScript file
brings up the file in the GhostScript viewer and so on), printing and more.

--
*EXCLUSIVE* Completely *NEW* User's Guide

>From Patrick Volkerding and Kevin Reichard comes, "Linux Installation
and Configuration", an all-new guide to installing Slackware on
your system. This manual is unique in that it is written specifically
for users of Slackware. The result is a professionally-written, 
well organized, 600 page user's guide which manages to be focused, yet 
covers its subject completely and clearly.

(A complete table of contents to this manual is available at:
                  http://www.morse.net )


UPDATED O/S COMPONENTS

More than a simple revision, Slackware Professional Linux contains hundreds
of components which have been updated since the previous version. Highlights
of these are:

     * Boot kernels at version 1.2.8

     * XFree86 Version 3.1.1

     * Doom! for Linux in both SVGA and X Window System versions

     * Printed manual and online documentation

     * New device drivers for SCSI, CDROM and Video cards.

     * Upgraded support for many existing device drivers

     * Improved PCI Support


OVERALL FEATURES

Provided on 4 CD-ROMs in the popular "Ready-To-Run" format, Slackware 
Professional Linux constitutes a complete and unabridged version of the 
Linux operating system, a mostly POSIX compliant, Unix(R) clone with a 
host of features not found on proprietary versions of Unix costing hundreds 
or thousands of dollars.

Slackware Professional Linux 2.3 is the most comprehensive and economical 
means of upgrading your personal computer to its full Unix-compatible 
workstation potential. This product is ideal for active Unix professionals 
who are looking to have a compatible environment on their home computer, 
casual computer enthusiasts curious about Unix and students looking 
for a low-cost method of learning this powerful operating system to expand 
their career horizons.


READY-TO-RUN

Ready-To-Run means that you can begin using Slackware Professional Linux
almost immediately after opening the box. A minimal installation requires
only a few megabytes of hard disk space, with the overwhelming majority 
of applications and utilities residing on your CDROM drive. The required 
files can even reside on your MS-DOS filesystem with absolutely no 
cumbersome repartitioning requirements. Moreover, you don't lose the 
ability to boot and run DOS.You can be up and running in as little as 
10 minutes.


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SLACKWARE

As tens of thousands of devoted users can attest, Slackware Professional
Linux is clearly the safest, most stable and reliable version of Linux 
currently available. Even the computing press has begun to take
note of Slackware's impressive features.

"We could learn to like this Slackware stuff." - INFOWORLD, 9/5/94

In August, 1994, LINUX JOURNAL went even further, calling Slackware, "the most 
popular Linux distribution available on the Internet." The article goes on to 
point out Slackware's "reliability", the observations that it is 
"easy-to-install", as well as its' "large assortment of programs" as 
chief advantages of the distribution.



PRODUCT PHILOSOPHY AND OVERVIEW

The major philosophy behind Slackware Professional can be summed up in just
a few simple points:

	- To offer a Unix-like environment that is stable, reliable, and
	  one that ensures a high degree of filesystem integrity, while
	  at the same time offering leading edge features.

	- To simplify installation of the operating system for first time
	  users while still offering flexibility for dedicated Unix 
	  enthusiasts.

	- To create a Unix-like environment that is familiar, friendly,
	  in line with traditional system layout, and comformant with the 
	  currently evolving File System Standard (FSSTND). In short: No 
	  surprises; Everything is where you would expect it to be

	- To accompany the product with proper documentation, which can no 
	  longer be viewed as an option.

	- To offer full support for the operating system. As ever greater
	  numbers of users unfamiliar with Linux join the community, this
	  has become a clear-cut necessity.

Slackware Professional Linux accomplishes all these goals and more. Packaged
in an attractive, bookshelf style box with 4 CD-ROMs and a 600 page
manual, this product contains the following major components:


Slackware Professional Linux (CD-ROM 1)
	- Slackware Professional Linux distribution. Can be installed
	  to your hard drive or to run directly from the CD-ROM in as little
	  as 8 megabytes of hard disk space. Can also be optionally 
	  installed to an existing MS-DOS partition, eliminating the 
	  need to repartition your hard drive to accomodate Slackware Pro.

	- The complete Slackware Professional Source Tree. Over 300 megabytes
	  of compressed source code which when compiled comprises Slackware
	  Professional Linux in its entirety.

	- Microsoft Windows(tm) user interface which guides you through
	  the creation of the necessary boot disks WITHOUT requiring you
	  to read the manual first.

	- DOS tools. A collection of tools for manipulating DOS partitions.

Sunsite Linux Archives (CD-ROM 2)

	- Sunsite's popular Linux archive. This is Linux A-Z.


TSX-11's Linux Archives (CD-ROM 3)

	- TSX-11.MIT.EDU's large Linux archive.

	- A complete TCL archive from ftp.aud.alcatel.com.


Linux Installation & Configuration by Patrick Volkerding & Kevin Reichard
        - 600 Pages, bound.

30 Days of personal One-To-One Technical Support


SOFTWARE HIGHLIGHTS

Slackware Professional Linux 2.3 offers all the features that users of
high-end implimentations of Unix are used to receiving. These are:

	* A stable, multiuser/multitasking kernel.
		. Based on Linux kernel 1.2.8
		. All kernels since 1.0 also included all the way up to
		  version 1.2.8

	* Full TCP/IP networking software. Internet Ready.
		. Supports regular ethernet, dialup SLIP and PPP, NFS, 
		  AX.25 (for amateur radio use).
		. A complete suite of Internet tools including FTP, TELNET,
		  NETNEWS, SMTP Electronic Mail, World Wide Web tools, IRC
		  and much more.

	* Communications
		. X/Y/Zmodem Protocols.
		. UUCP
		. Dialup communications programs supplied for ascii
		  and X Window System displays.

	* The X Window System
		. Includes a complete distribution of X11R6 (XFree86 3.1.1)
		. All binaries have been recompiled to take advantage of
		  the new X11R6 libraries.
		. Also includes, for backward compatability X11R5
		. Full X Window System  development libraries
		. Tcl/Tk 

	* Programming and Development Tools
		. Languages: GNU C, GNU C++, and Ada compilers. Assembler. 
                  Basic and Lisp interpreters. Fortran-to-C and 
                  Pascal-to-C translators. Lisp Interpreter.
		. Debugging tools for X Window System and regular ascii screens.
		. Function libraries for development in all languages.

	* Multimedia Extensions
		. Image viewers (JPEG, MPEG, GIF, TIFF and more).
		. Multimedia Email via The Andrew Toolkit.
		. Supports a variety of popular sound boards and sound file
		  formats. (Consult hardware compatability listing) 
		. A wide variety of CD-ROM drives are supported (consult
		  hardware compatability listing)	.

	* User level applications
		. Internet Electronic Mail Applications for ascii and X
		  Window System.
		. Netnews reading programs.
		. Editors (Vi, GNU Emacs, Doc, Ez)
		. Spreadsheets
		. Drawing programs
		. Desktop publishing including TeX and Groff typesetting.
		. Postscript-compatible interpreter to print Postscript 
		  documents on your non-Postscript printer.
		  
	* Recreational Toys
		. DOOM! for Linux. (Both SVGA and X-based versions)
		. Asteroids, Tetris, a formidable Chess program.
		. The classic BSD games pack including the venerable "Trek"

	* Compatability Features
		. Bootmanager called LILO provides ability to boot multiple
		  operating systems on the same machine.
		. Read/Write access to your DOS data.
		. Run your DOS programs with the DOS Emulator.
		. Read access to your OS/2 files
		
		

Slackware Professional provides a large collection of boot disks designed to 
support a wide variety of hardware combinations and eliminate the possibility 
of negative device driver interaction. With this approach you get to make an 
intelligent choice and avoid any possible headaches associated with installing
the operating system.

If you're the proud owner of leading edge hardware, don't feel you're
left out in the cold. Included are the latest ALPHA device drivers on 
their own separate boot images. By doing this, reliability of existing
drivers is preserved without penalizing the high-end user.


MAJOR ENHANCEMENTS SINCE 2.1

XF86-3.1.1 (X11R6) is now the default windowing system. All X binaries
have been recompiled to use the new X11R6 shared libraries. X11R6 offers
added support for many new video chipsets and extends the reliability of 
support for others.

Kernels up to 1.2.8 have been included. The default kernel is now 1.2.8

"Setup" has now been modified to allow several different levels of 
hard disk installation. The procedure to create a 'hybrid' Slackware 
installation, where the user selects which packages are run from the
hard drive and which packages run from the CD-ROM has been greatly
improved.

Extended IDE hard drives are now properly detected.

Most popular IDE-style CDROM Drives are now detected and supported.

Multisector IDE compatible drives are supported. This can result in
substantial performance increases when this feature is enabled.

Added support for PCI systems.

Additional software packages include: httpd (for Hypertext transfers), 
DOSEMU, DOOM!


HARDWARE COMPATABILITY

(Note: * means support is experimental and not assured)

SYSTEMS:	386/486/Pentium PC Compatible with ISA, EISA,VESA or PCI
		bus architectures.  (Microchannel Unsupported).

MEMORY:		Minimum 2 Megabytes (4 Megabytes recommended. 8 or more
		when using the X Window System).

DISKS:		IDE,Extended IDE, MFM,RLL,ESDI, SCSI (With one of the 
		supported SCSI controllers listed below).

TAPES:		SCSI tape drives (with supported controller); QIC-80
		'floppy' tape drives: Colorado, Archive, Insight, Identity,
		Connor, Summit, Wangtek, Iomega and AIWA. Irwin-80 drives
		such as IBM's tape drive kit are unsupported.

CD-ROM:		Sony CDU-31a, CDU-33a,531*,535*, Soundblaster CD-ROMS 
		(including the Kotubuki, Matsushita and Panasonic CR-5xx 
		driver), Mitsumi, Pro Audio Spectrum CD-ROMs, SCSI CD-ROMs
		( with supported SCSI controller), NEC CDR-260*, wide
                variety of the common IDE style CDROM drives.

SOUND:		Roland MPU-401 MIDI interface;  AdLib;  SoundBlaster 
		(version 1 and 2) and compatibles, including ThunderBoard and 
		ATI Stereo F/X;  SoundBlaster Pro (version 1 and 2);  
		SoundBlaster 16;  ProAudioSpectrum 16 (and the compatible 
		Logitech SoundMan 16);  Advanced Gravis UltraSound (GUS);  
		GUS MAX (2.9 driver and later);  Microsoft Sound System 
		(2.9 driver and later; disabled by default); Personal Sound 
		System (2.9 driver and later; disabled by default).


ACCELERATED VIDEO CHIPSETS:
		8514/A (and true clones); ATI Mach8, Mach32, Mach64;  
                Cirrus CLGD5420, CLGD5422, CLGD5424, CLGD5426, CLGD5428, 
                CLGD5429, CLGD5430, CLGD5434, CLGD6205, CLGD6215, CLGD6225, 
                CLGD6235;  S3 86C911, 86C924, 86C801, 86C805, 86C805i, 
                86C928, 86C864, 86C964; Western Digital WD90C31, WD90C33;  
                Weitek P9000; IIT AGX-014, AGX-015, AGX-016;  
                Tseng ET4000/W32, ET4000/W32i, ET4000/W32p

SVGA CHIPSETS:  Tseng ET3000, ET4000AX, ET4000/W32;  Western Digital/Paradise 
		PVGA1; Western Digital WD90C00, WD90C10, WD90C11, WD90C24, 
		WD90C30, WD90C31, WD90C33;  Genoa GVGA;  Trident TVGA8800CS, 
		TVGA8900B, TVGA8900C, TVGA8900CL, TVGA9000, TVGA9000i, 
		TVGA9100B, TVGA9200CX, TVGA9320, TVGA9400CX, TVGA9420; 
		ATI 18800, 18800-1, 28800-2, 28800-4, 28800-5, 28800-6, 
		68800-3, 68800-6, 68800AX, 68800LX, 88800;  NCR 77C22, 
		77C22E, 77C22E+;  Cirrus Logic  CLGD5420, CLGD5422, 
		CLGD5424, CLGD5426, CLGD5428, CLGD5429, CLGD5430, CLGD5434, 
		CLGD6205, CLGD6215, CLGD6225, CLGD6235, CLGD6420;  
		Compaq AVGA;  OAK OTI067, OTI077; Advance Logic AL2101;  
		MX MX68000, MX680010; Video 7/Headland Technologies 
		HT216-32; Diamond Viper cards are now supported.

SCSI ADAPTERS:  Adaptec 1520/1522/1542/1740, 274x/284x(*) ; Always IN2000(*),
		NCR 53c810/820, 53c710/720, 53c700, 53c700-66, 5380 series;  
		Buslogic BT-542B, BT-545S, BT-545D, BT-445S, BT-640A, BT-646S, 
		BT-646D, BT-742A, BT-747S, BT-747D, BT-757S, BT-757D, BT-946C;
		Future Domain TMC-1660/1680, TMC-1650/1670, TMC-3260, TMC-885, 
		TMC-950;  Pro Audio Spectrum SCSI;  Seagate ST01/ST02;  
		Trantor T128/T128F/T228;  UltraStor 14F, 24F, 34F; 
		Western Digital WD7000, WD7000-FASST2, WD7000-ASC, WD7000-AX, 
		WD7000-MX, WD7000-EX; DPT PM2011(*), PM2012A(*), PM2021(*),
		PM2022(*), PM2122(*), PM2322(*)

PROTOCOLS:	TCP/IP, SLIP, CSLIP, PPP, AX25, IPX

ETHERNET CARDS:	 Western Digital WD80*3;  SMC Ultra;  3com 3c501, 3c503, 
		 3c509, 3c579;  AT1500 and NE2100 (LANCE and PCnet-ISA);  
		 Cabletron E21xx;  DEPCA;  HP PCLAN;  NE2000; NE1000;  
		 SK_G16;  Apricot Xen-II on board ethernet;  D-Link DE600; 
	 	 D-Link DE620;  AT-LAN-TEC/RealTek pocket adaptor;  
		 Zenith Z-Note; 3com 3c505(*), 3c507(*); EtherExpress; 
		 AT1700(*), NI5210(*), NI6510(*); 
		 Ansel Communications EISA 3200(*).

FILESYSTEMS:	Minix, Linux Native (EXT2), XIAFS, MSDOS, /proc, NFS, ISO9660, 
		OS/2 HPFS (Read-only), UMSDOS, System V and Coherent.

ADDITIONAL:	Parallel Printer,Logitech Busmouse,PS/2 Mouse,
		C&T 82C710 mouse port ,Microsoft busmouse, ATIXL busmouse.


ADDITIONAL SUPPORT OFFERINGS

To enhance our One-To-One personal support, we also offer the following
services:

	- Web Server: Hypertext access to our Web Site
	- FTP Server: Download patches and updates to the system.
	- Electronic Mail support: Address your queries to us.

All of these areas are accessable to you even AFTER your One-To-One 
support runs out. 

TRY BEFORE YOU BUY

Slackware remains freely available on the following major FTP sites:

	ftp.cdrom.com:/pub/Linux/slackware
	sunsite.unc.edu:/pub/Linux/distributions
	tsx-11.mit.edu:/pub/linux/distributions

Many other sites mirror these major archives. Check the 'MIRRORS.TXT' file on 
each site to determine another location which may be geographically closer to
you. 

PRICES AND ORDERING

The full retail package of Slackware Professional Linux 2.3 carries a 
suggested list price of $68.95 and contains all the items previously
described, including four CD-ROMs, a 600 page printed and bound manual,
and 30 days of One-To-One personal technical support. The upgrade package,
which contains everything in the full package minus the manual is $39.95.


To place an order, call your local reseller. There is a good chance they
may already carry the product. If by chance they don't, please contact
either of the following distributors. 


International Sales & USA (West of Misissippi River)

	Just Computers!
	PO Box 751414
	Petaluma, CA 94975-1414
	(800) 800-1648 (Toll free ordering)
	(707) 586-5600 (International & Local)
	(707) 586-5606 (Fax)
	Orders: sales@justcomp.com
	Info:   info@justcomp.com

USA (East of Misissippi River)

        Morse Telecommunication, Inc.
        162 West Park Avenue
        Long Beach, NY 11561
        (800) 60-MORSE (Toll Free Ordering)
        (516) 889-8500 (International & Local)
        (516) 889-8665 (Fax)
        Orders: order@morse.net
        WWW:    http://www.morse.net



UPDATES

Updates to Slackware Professional Linux are produced on an 'as-needed'
basis. What this means is that you are assured we will never release a
superfluous 'upgrade' with little or no change from the previous version.
As a result, we have no pre-set update schedule when in fact progress 
in the free software arena cannot be predicted or guaranteed.

Critical bug-fixes can be found on our Web server and through tech support.
There are, of course, no charges for these fixes.


NO QUESTIONS ASKED RETURN POLICY

When purchased through Morse Telecommunication, Inc, or one of its 
authorized distributors, Slackware Professional Linux 2.3 carries
a full 30 day no questions asked return policy. At any time during this
period, you may return the software for any reason.

PRODUCT WARRANTY

Slackware Professional Linux from Morse Telecommunication, Inc. is
provided as-is with no warranties expressed or implied. No product can
be guaranteed to work on all machines, nor can it be guaranteed to be fit
for a given purpose. Every effort has been made to ensure that Slackware
Professional will work on the broadest variety of hardware possible, but
no guarantees of compatability are made.

It is up to the customer to determine the compatability and the proper usage
of the software. Morse Telecommunication, Inc. will not assume any liability
for the use or mis-use of this software.


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The development of an entire operating system is a project of unparalleled
magnitude and extreme complexity. Slackware Professional Linux is such a 
project and could not have even existed without the development 
efforts of thousands of programmers and visionaries who wrote or inspired
many of the components of the operating system.

The by product of such a large undertaking is that it is virtually impossible
to acknowledge each and every one of those contributors without omission
or error. Because of this, we have decided that it would be wrong to
publish an incomplete listing of those who have helped make Slackware
what is it today.

Morse Telecommunication wishes to thank these thousands of individuals,
named or unnamed, whose dedication to the concept of free software has
made Slackware Professional a reality.

As a measure of our appreciation to individuals involved in the creation of
any aspect of Slackware Professional Linux we offer a free copy of the
package. To receive your copy of the software, simply send email to us
along with your shipping address and a short note indicating which portion
of the software you contributed. We will happily send a copy along to you.


TRADEMARKS

Slackware is a trademark of Patrick Volkerding. 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft, Corp. 
Unix is a trademark of X/Open. 
Postscript is a trademark of Adobe Systems, Inc. 
Fastback is a trademark of Symantec
Perfect Backup & Restore is a trademark of Unisource Systems. 
AnswerDisc is a trademark of Morse Telecommunication, Inc.

-- 
Michael R. Johnston       
mjohnsto@Morse.Net                            (516) 889-8500 
Morse Telecommunications                   http://www.morse.net

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			  SCO's Case Against IBM

November 12, 2003 - Jed Boal from Eyewitness News KSL 5 TV provides an
overview on SCO's case against IBM. Darl McBride, SCO's president and CEO,
talks about the lawsuit's impact and attacks. Jason Holt, student and 
Linux user, talks about the benefits of code availability and the merits 
of the SCO vs IBM lawsuit. See SCO vs IBM.

Note: The materials and information included in these Web pages are not to
be used for any other purpose other than private study, research, review
or criticism.