Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Aug 2009 09:59 UTC, submitted by Witek Wasilewski
Slackware, Slax Among OSNews readers, Slackware is a surprisingly popular choice when it comes to Linux distributions. A new release came out today, Slackware 13, which comes packed with improvements, and even a whole new port.
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RE: Nice and simple
by google_ninja on Fri 28th Aug 2009 12:24 UTC in reply to "Nice and simple"
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The other really cool thing is that the philosophy pat uses when it comes to package selection. Most distros patch the hell out of packages to integrate with their tools, or just to get something working that has a bug. The problem with this is you can end up with distro specific issues that has to do with their modifications, not with the actual code that the project is putting out.

Pat doesn't patch things to get them working, he just waits until the project is stable enough to include. This has a suprisingly positive effect on stability, and it also makes working with tarballs relatively painless compared to other distros.

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