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: This is most likely a troll, but I'll give it ago...
by Damo on Wed 24th Sep 2003 13:10 UTC

Just a note...
My Debian stable (Woody) box boots up to spot-on 30MB ram used (as reported by free -m), with a Gnome 1.4 desktop. That's with several server daemons running: apache, samba, jabber, CUPS and webmin. That leaves me 994 MB RAM to use for MY purposes.

Debian stable - fast, clean, secure, small and ultra-stable. I've used a lot of distros, and settled on Debian for it's software/security management.