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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Can't decide...
by Jago on Wed 24th Sep 2003 11:10 UTC

I am very interested in giving Slackware a try. I tried it briefly during 7.x, but that was ages ago and I got scared and went back to RedHat. Now after having used Gentoo, Debian and FreeBSD for a long time, I thing it's time to give Slack another go. I just can't decide whether to do it *NOW* with 9.1 RC2 or wait until the final release...

If I go ahead now, will I be able to painlessly update to the final 9.1 release ?