Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Apr 2011 20:55 UTC
Linux Yeah, it's the day of double-dippin' today. And, the contradiction couldn't be bigger. In one corner we have one of the oldest and most respected distributions, and in the other corner we have the sometimes controversial but immensely popular relative newcomer. Slackware 13.37 and Ubuntu 11.04 have been released.
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RE: Slackware for the win!
by metalf8801 on Fri 29th Apr 2011 22:07 UTC in reply to "Slackware for the win!"
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I've been using Slackware since the late 90's and although I've tried a number of other distributions along the way I remain convinced it's the best choice for those who know what's what.

Case in point, in the most recent AWS meltdown, all my (ephemeral) Slackware instances kept humming along while various other sites dropped off the face of the earth for 24 hours or more (we were unreachable for 2 hours while US East lost connectivity totally but everything was back thereafter).


That's not possible because Amazons entire data center in Northern Virginia went down not just in individual servers so it wouldn't have mattered what operating system the servers were running. So the only way you wouldn't have noticed any problems would have been if the servers you were using were not located in Northern Virginia. So It has nothing to do with running Slackware instead of Ubuntu.

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