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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by darren on Wed 24th Sep 2003 02:31 UTC

I've used slackware in the past (3 yrs. ago or so). Either I'm getting lazy in my old age, don't have enought time or just spoiled by distros with easy hardware setup. I just don't see the point of struggling to get sound cards, printers, X settings correct or whatever wireless or USB hardware you may have working.

That's why I like Knoppix so much. Just plug it in and go.

On the desktop, I want something easy. On the server, I don't mind spending some time. That's why lately I've been using FreeBSD on the server and Windows on the desktop.