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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Regarding the review
by samb on Wed 24th Sep 2003 11:56 UTC

Plenty of things to pick on here, but I'll just touch on a couple of points.

A tip: to avoid problems later, select the "full installation," it will save you some headaches along the way.

Really? So you installed it, got into problems because you didn't do a full install, decided to start over and do a full installation and then ignore the part that gave you headaches in the review?


Speed: 8.5/10 (throughput, UI responsiveness, latency)

Uhu. And this is with the vanilla no-preempt no-lowlatency kernel from kernel.org, right?

I find a lot of your writing on this site to be very coloured by how you wish things were, as opposed to how things really are, and this 'review' is a good example.