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glomph writes "The little structure/sovereign nation on concrete pillars in the North Sea 7 miles east of Harwich, UK has been a recurring theme on Slashdot over the past few years. Now it can be yours!. Read the story for a quick synopsis of the history (kidnapping! piracy! international intrigue!) that goes along with this little piece of Heaven. Maybe someone will revive the 'ultra secure data centre' scheme which bounced around for a while." top
glomph (2644) writes "Patrick Volkerding defies the odds, and all the ill-informed critics.... the lightweight distro of choice just keeps on kicking!
From the release:
he first Slackware release more than a year in the making, this
edition of Slackware combines Slackware's legendary simplicity,
stability, and security with some of the latest advances in Linux
Sure it's boring, yeah it's predictable, but it Just Plain Works.
(and the upgrading is trivially easy, with slackpkg and other pkgtools.)
Despite what all the FUDster want you to think, Slackware has had a great
package-management strategy for years!
http://www.slackware.com/ (use Bittorrent, please!)"