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.
Permalink for comment
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
fonts and assorted wonders
by D'Arcy on Wed 24th Sep 2003 11:44 UTC

I've tried Slackware 9, and really tried to like it. However, has font support in 9.1 been improved? I suspect that post-RH8/9 has spoiled me with regards to fonts in Linux, but Slack9 just seemed a bit on the ugly side. Any improvements? Oh, and has anyone noticed if the Audigy is supported in a fresh install, or do you have to use Alsa, or compile the sourceforge module into a fresh kernel? Slack seems to be one of the few (thankfully) major distros left that you have to tinker with to get that card to work with.

Anyhow, looks nifty, must say I've for a while admired the whole philosophy behind Slack...on the Unix end of things that is, what the heck is that Church of the Sub-genius stuff??! Patrick's not into that is he?