Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 24th Sep 2003 01:45 UTC
Slackware, Slax For almost a week now, I've been using Slackware 9.1 (RC-1 released today), and I am having a blast. Slackware doesn't have more than 6-8% of the Linux market these days, but it used to be one of the most-used distros back in the day. Today, many think of Slackware as a true classic, a thought that is often accompanied by a feeling that Slackware is not a user-friendly or an uber-modern Linux distribution. There is some truth in that statement, but there is always the big "But". Read on for our very positive experience with Slackware 9.1-pre. Update: In less than 24 hours since the RC-1, Slackware 9.1 RC-2 is out.
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Slackware, a top distro BUT...
by Matthew Baulch on Wed 24th Sep 2003 02:09 UTC

I find the lack of HP's wireless tools a big step in the wrong direction. Each day I need iwconfig to get my work done. Yes, I know it probably compiles perfectly on slack but it means that I have to manage updates. etc. FreeBSDs ports (sorry, I tried to resist) makes me feel much more at home.