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: skaeight (IP: 208.4.67.---) - Posted on 2003-09-24 13:39:46
by CooCooCaChoo on Wed 24th Sep 2003 13:49 UTC

I completely agree. I've always tried Linux but kept going back to FreeBSD because I couldn't stand the crappy package management. The ports system on FreeBSD is bloody awsome. Clean, concise and to the point. No unneed frills, just the operating system.

Slackware is the same thing. Its an operating system, plain and simple. It is there to work and not to try and thrill end users with frills and nice flashy, unworkable graphical installers and tweakers.