Linked by Dedoimedo on Thu 17th Mar 2011 23:17 UTC
Debian and its clones Writing about Debian is not a simple thing. You know it's the giant that has spawned pretty much every other distro out there. It's almost like a Roman Empire, almost a taboo. Furthermore, it's not a desktop distro per se. It's more sort of a template you use to build your platform. It's also a SOHO server distro, therefore it more fits into the business category, comparable to CentOS and similar.
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RE[3]: Reality
by Morgan on Sat 19th Mar 2011 04:22 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Reality"
Morgan
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I'm a big fan of both Apt and Portage too. However, I find that on Slackware I prefer to roll my own packages either from original source code (./configure; make; make install) or at times using Slackbuilds to make my own reinstallable packages. Either way I can customize the install if necessary, which gives me a level of control far beyond a traditional package manager. Granted, I've rarely done that kind of thing, but the option is there and I like it.

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