Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Nov 2006 22:33 UTC, submitted by Rich Morgan
Slackware, Slax Open Addict reviews Slackware Linux 11.0, and concludes: "The latest Slackware release is more of the same pure Slackware goodness from Patrick and Company. It doesn't drastically diverge from 10.2 but adds some new software packages and includes some newer kernel support. Hardware detection is pretty much as basic as it can be with much of the configuration and tweaking on you - the end user. Thankfully, it isn't hard to configure Slackware through its easy to find textfile-based configuration files, but newbies might be lost."
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Very good distro!
by acobar on Thu 23rd Nov 2006 12:37 UTC
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2005-11-15

Also, contrary to others usually say, it is easier to maintain then most of the others distros.

Got the basic running and want to add something does not exist on official repositories? Afraid of using a binary package of unofficial place? Well, with slack you can grab the source, compile and install it with a lot less hassle than most of the other Linux flavors (I would recommend using checkinstall - http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/ - if you donīt want to mess a bit your system).

And keep it up-to-date is a breeze with slackpkg, swaret or slapt-get (I like slackpkg, but many may prefer swaret).

A post above commented that it runs well on less capable computers, I could not agree more as I help a public school to keep its computers running and some are really old, what makes ?buntu, Fedora, SuSE and Mandriva not an option on these.

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