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 ggeldenhuys on Mon 1st Oct 2012 10:26 UTC in reply to "Comment by Sodki"
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Simple. It is always well tested and stable. They release a new version when it is ready. Upgrading from older versions is dead simple. No GUI's to change config files in ways no human can read. I just love SlackBuild. It is also a very developer friendly distro, because all development tools and libraries are normally installed as standard, so it is very easy to do a off-line install, and get a fully working development system without the need of internet access (very handy in some situations).

In many ways, Slackware makes me think of FreeBSD. A very stable system, and easy to manage and maintain. And building apps from source is awesome, because it can be tuned to your specific hardware or needs.

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