: can anbody point me to the recent announcement
: of a US$ 9 Linux Slackware 3.0 CD ROM?
: I know there was an announcement but cannot find it anymore.
Here is the original announcement:
> CD with Slackware(tm) 3.0 and a live file system. The CD has over
> 600 megabytes of Linux software and documentation. It sells for $9
> plus shipping and handling ($3 in the USA, $5 elsewhere). The CD will
> begin shipping around October 27, 1995.
> Linux is Linus Torvald's 32-bit Unix-like operating system that works
> on 386, 486, and Pentium PCs. Slackware is the most popular Linux
> distribution, with lots of utilities and applications.
> Slackware 3.0 is the most current version of Slackware, with Linux
> kernel 1.2.13 (and 1.3.24 sources) and up-to-date versions of Linux
> software. Slackware 3.0 features the ELF executable format that makes
> life easier for programmers (your old a.out binaries will still work).
> The CD comes with a "live" file system, so you can run Linux directly from
> the CD with minimal hard disk usage. Using UMSDOS, you can even install
> Linux on your DOS drive without repartitioning. Of course, you can also
> install Linux in its own partition for improved performance.
> You get the following features with Slackware 3.0
> o Unix-like operating system with the usual Unix commands
> o Internet services, e-mail, telnet, ftp, etc.
> o easy installation and configuration
> o live file system lets you try Linux before you commit to a full install
> o supports most PC hardware, including many weird CD-ROM drives
> o complete documentation on CD
> o X Window System (XFree86 3.1.1) with graphics and applications software
> o modem communications programs
> o TeX, LaTeX, and other *TeX programs
> o tons of other applications programs, name it, it's probably there
> o X games, text games, SVGA games, DOOM
> o C/C++ compiler and de* (gcc 2.7.0, libc 5.0.9)
> o GNU Ada compiler (GNAT), GNU Pascal compiler (gpc), g77, other languages
> o coexists nicely with other operating systems like MS-DOS
> o complete source code
> o sources and patches for Linux kernels up to 1.3.24
> o lots of documentation on-line
> If you've been downloading the ~400 megabyte Slackware distribution onto
> floppies, you also get to reuse all your old disks and modem time for
> something else :-)
> The CD sells for $9.00US. It comes with instructions on how to get started
> installing Linux on your system. Please add $3.00 for shipping and handling,
> $1.00 shipping and handling for each additional CD. Outside the US, please
> add $5.00 shipping and handling, $1.50 for s+h for each additional CD. If you
> can't pay in US dollars, please contact me for details. Checks, money orders
> and CODs accepted. Add $4.00 for COD orders. If paying by personal check,
> your order will ship after the check clears. Texas residents add 7% sales
> tax. I will donate 10% of the sales price for each CD to the Free Software
> Foundation. To order or for more information, contact me at:
> ADRAS Computing
> PO Box 29391
> San Antonio, TX 78229
> You can order by sending a check or money order in the mail along with
> your address, or you can order COD by sending me your address through
> e-mail. Please specify "the CD with Slackware 3.0" when ordering, so
> I'll know which CD you want.
> ADRAS Computing offers free technical support to customers through
> e-mail for installing Slackware. If you would like to see what is on
> disk before you buy, you can find a gzip'ed 'ls -laR' of the CD in
> ftp://ftp.crl.com/users/ad/adras/ls-laR.3.0.gz .
> Slackware(tm) is a trademark owned by Patrick Volkerding.
> Daniel Jimenez
* Hugh B. Maynard