Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 18th Oct 2006 21:54 UTC
Slackware, Slax Slackware Linux 11 was released at the beginning of this month, which marks 13 years of continued development. Slackware Linux, while not the first Linux distribution, is the oldest surviving one, and is starting to show signs of aging. The first version of Slackware Linux was released on July 16, 1993, by Patrick Volkerding. More here.
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by poohgee on Wed 18th Oct 2006 23:42 UTC
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For anyone who has not yet read the whole article - just read the summary at the end :

"The Slackware 11 release continues a long tradition of stable, no-frills releases for experienced users. Slackware can be a fine desktop system or LAMP system if you're willing to do a little tweaking. The bottom line is that Slackware is a distro that caters to users who prefer an old-style, Unixy way of doing things. It's a distro that's well-suited for users who don't mind recompiling a kernel or editing configuration files to get things working. But Slackware is not a suitable distro for new users who want something that "just works," particularly when compared to distros like Fedora and Ubuntu that have more comprehensive hardware support straight out of the box, as well as GUI management tools that make understanding of the command line mostly unnecessary."

The rest IMO is just compalining about it not being a "newbie will unclude unstable software & extra shiny" - distro like most other ones .

I dont use Slack but have great respect for it & the devs behind it .

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