Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 30th Sep 2012 19:13 UTC, submitted by Beket_
Slackware, Slax "Slackware 14.0 brings many updates and enhancements, among which you'll find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: Xfce 4.10.0, a fast and lightweight but visually appealing and easy to use desktop environment, and KDE 4.8.5, a recent stable release of the 4.8.x series of the award-winning KDE desktop environment. [...] Slackware uses the 3.2.29 kernel bringing you advanced performance features such as journaling filesystems, SCSI and ATA RAID volume support, SATA support, Software RAID, LVM (the Logical Volume Manager), and encrypted filesystems. Kernel support for X DRI (the Direct Rendering Interface) brings high-speed hardware accelerated 3D graphics to Linux."
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RE: Comment by Sodki
by lost on Mon 1st Oct 2012 08:25 UTC in reply to "Comment by Sodki"
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2006-03-17

It was 1999, if i remember correct, when i decided to learn to use a linux system so i got a lot of iso of various distros to test. I spent a lot of time trying to install and properly configure my system. Then i met Slackware, maybe it was 7 or 8. I felt at home, it was a good feeling.
After 13 years i've used several different distros for variuos reasons: suse at university, centos, debian and ubuntu server for work, but each time i could choose by myself i always run Slackware.
I love the idea behind it, it's philosophy. simplicity, stability, performance.
There is no fancy gui that does the work for you, all software is vanilla, no patches.
Upgrades, configuration and everything is made "by hands". If you need a package not present in the distro you can grab a slackbuild a build it, if you don't find it you can write it.

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