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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RE: Well
by garymax on Thu 19th Oct 2006 06:12 UTC in reply to "Well"
garymax
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2006-01-23

Ahh...there's the rub. People who want a ready-made system like a distro that "just works" and allows them to be immediately productive.

But they end up paying in the long run. With more developmental overhead there is software bloat and a propensity towards more bugs. These are the first people who cry loud and long about the faulty patch their favorite distro provider sent them.

Slackware allows me and others who use it the ability to clean house ourselves and to ensure an airtight system.

You work more, but frankly, I'm loving it.

And it isn't work for work's sake; everything I learn and take to the keyboard results in a more secure and speedier system.

As someone once said, I'd rather spend a few days tweaking Slackware and then having a rock-solid, stable distro then constantly working through bugs and instability on other systems.

I switched to Slackware in September from Ubuntu and I am not going back. The whole system feels faster and a lot more stable and secure.

Hats off to Pat V and the Slackware development team for a job well done.

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