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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by marc on Wed 24th Sep 2003 12:21 UTC

I bet that's what you've been reading when you googled for suse's history. Jurix is like a goost, butI've googled for it and it sounds like slackware. In fact Jurix was a slackware distro with rpm as a package manager. I've been using slackware for years, and I saw many things that are still there. Take a look into /etc/rc.d...Its SysV but then again, look closer...
On the other hand, the way SuSE is made and giving the fact that its an rpm based distro its not compatible at all with RedHat... SuSE has its merits I agree, but the way they are distributing it, I would expect more qualitty. I think they confuse the Linux cround with the Windows croud.