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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re: None and kudos Slackers!
by Dekkard on Wed 24th Sep 2003 04:17 UTC

None?? Linux implode?? I guess the city of Munich, the, the recently announced other cities in germany, the alliance of japan china and korea, and Ford Motor Company pushing into linux adoption and development is a sure sign of imminent OS implosion. NOT. As for stability.. my junkbox running slack9+dropline gnome is rock steady. And when an app crashes it has NEVER taken the system down with it. Remember that when you reach for the power button after a bsod leaves yer machine a humming power drain in your home.
I also started with Mdk, than moved to RH.. and than at the urgings of a friend I overcame all the negative hype that i had heard about slack and installed 9. It was an absolute breeze. After doing a bit of googling I had my hp printer up and running with CUPS flawlessly. So kudos to the slack team and mr.volkering. I love your work and slack will always be my fave..for its ease of install, speed and panache. And also because running slack has taught me more about Linux in 4 months than a year with the rpm based distros(no flame intended).