Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 28th Oct 2006 08:06 UTC, submitted by anonGPLv3supporter
Slackware, Slax "Slackware is one of the oldest (arguably *the* oldest) Linux distributions still around today. It is the pet project of one Patrick Volkerding who, love him or hate him, has ruled his distribution with an iron fist since the beginning. This is fine if you agree with his choices, but like all dictators, Patrick doesn't always make decisions based on the good of the populace, but rather sheer unmitigated ego. Here is my experience with his latest iteration, Slackware 11." More here.
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by dhave on Sun 29th Oct 2006 04:54 UTC
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It's strange that one of the two distros that got this "linux addict's" highest rating is a Slackware derivative, Vector.

See http://www.techiemoe.com/osreviews.htm .

I agree with those who've said that he should judge Slackware against the goals set out by its developer. If he wants to criticize Slackware for not meeting his needs, that's fine, but he shouldn't suggest that it's a failed or obsolete distro simply because it doesn't suit him. Obviously it suits a lot of people, and has for a long time. New Linux users who want to learn Linux from the ground up often benefit greatly from working with Slackware; I know I did. I since have come to prefer Gentoo, but I still feel indebted to Slackware, its developer and its user community.

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