Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 8th Oct 2008 20:12 UTC
Slackware, Slax "Slackware remains Slackware. It's been around for a very long time and it has a very loyal following. It's an excellent choice for the Linux hobbyist who wants to build, configure, and tweak their system to the nth degree. Slackware certainly gives you absolute control over your system. Nothing is made to be easy or user friendly", writes Caitlyn Martin.
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I'm pretty sure that she's wrong.
by frank on Thu 9th Oct 2008 04:00 UTC
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I honestly can't disagree more with Caitlyn.
"Even advanced users will find Slackware time consuming to install and configure properly. "

I recently spent an entire day installing various linux distributions on one of my systems. Fedora 9, Suse 12... The only one that would install was Slackware. Every other distribution crashed after the installer grinded away for an hour. It wasn't for a lack of effort, at first, I thought that my drive had bad sectors, bad install disk. Slackware I only ran once -the last time.

Plus, I could swear that we could boot into runlevel 5. I really think that she's wrong there.

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