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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The best distro ever.
by felar on Wed 24th Sep 2003 03:32 UTC

I use linux for only about 2 years. I started with mandrake, then headed on to redhat. Neither of them was so convenient to use as Slackware. Mandrake and redhat are so overloaded with it's utilities and X system trying to make it more user-friendly... While Slackware uses classic (true) linux structure, with no WM selector screen on boot (it's only an example). Only with tris distro I got to now linux as a respective OS. f.e. now I at least know where all my config files are, I don't have to use no stupid configuration tool which usualy hides a few options from me...
Looking forward to 9.1 final version.