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 pretty much disagree with her on all accounts myself.

And yes you can boot directly into a desktop manager. The runlevel is 4 on Slackware though. Not 5, as is usual with other distros. You just have to change the initdefault line in /etc/inittab.

Couple other major screw ups in the article are the statement that KDM is the only desktop manager that can be used and that xorgconfig is necessary for working X11.

1) If KDM was all that was going I would trash Slack in a heartbeat. Thankfully xdm is available and you can change the WM/DE by changing the symlink in /etc/X11/xinit, or by creating a proper .xinitrc

2) Who in the heck uses the xorg configure scripts these days? "Xorg -configure" hasn't failed to detect my hardware and serve up a working config automagically in at least 3 years now.

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