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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RE: Slackware is easy
by Jon Dough on Thu 23rd Nov 2006 17:13 UTC in reply to "Slackware is easy"
Jon Dough
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But the documentation is so good (and succint, and easy), and the config files very well commented, with Slackware, that doing the configuration is as easy, if not easier, than any fancy GUI tools offered by "newbie friendly" distros.

Good documentation is the key. The fanciest GUI configurator is worthless if you don't know what the options do. Anyone, newbie or seasoned user, can follow a well-commented config file.

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