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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smooth partial install?
by johnG on Wed 24th Sep 2003 15:32 UTC

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

| | 3) Software management.
| | If there is something a dist should do it is to bundle
| | software from developers and make it easy to install for
| | the user. Without dependancy resolvers you obviously have
| | to install everything. Well, what if I don't have the
| | space? If you want to remake that old 486 to a firewall,
| | you need a simple way to install just the packages you
| | need and no other.
| | 0 out of 5 again.
| That will happen if you don't know what packages needed to
| build a firewall server, or desktop system, or web server,
| or mail server and so on.
| If we know packages we need we will install those and
| forget about the rest. No need to install everything.

Exactly how difficult is it to *not* do the "full installation"? I don't want Gnome/KDE, just icewm. Will the installer provide that smoothly?