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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Swaret and Slackware Package management + Dropline Gnome
by Kingnubian on Wed 24th Sep 2003 04:12 UTC

I have slack 9 installed on a box here and after all I've heard about Slackware's "weak" package management I have to say this is not the case at all. Swaret takes Slack package management to new levels. The latest version of swaret have real dependency checking and is a real easy app to use. Now keeping your Slackware up to date is almost too easy. I urge everyone interested in Slackware to check out swaret.

Dropline Gnome is another wicked slack oriented project. If you are used to using the Gnome that comes with Slackware or even if you are a KDE user try the latest dropline Gnome release. It has actually, in the latest release, move me to being a Gnome user. With Dropline Gnome keeping up to dat is almost too easy as the dropline-installer does it all for you.

I've used so many distros I can't count, but now finally found one I can live with. it just works.