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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You are missing some things
by Michiel on Wed 24th Sep 2003 16:43 UTC

To start with, nice review BUT, are you getting paid by Slack ?

Somewhere you say: "2. Speed. Together with Gentoo, I think we are looking into the two fastest consumer distros on the planet."
There was a good test on osnews before that proved that even Debian is faster then Gentoo.

Then the point about Debian being too outdated.
This is crap too. Of course it is true when comparing Debian stable standard install with Slack unstable.
Debian woody(stable) can be installed with bf24 (2.4.20 last time I tried). Now let's be honest and compare unstable with unstable.
Debian unstable comes with latest kernel, heck even a STANDARD package for 2.6.0-test4 and stuff.
And let's not forget about the other stuff you need to source-upgrade in 99% of the distro's out there before you can even run latest kernel/apps.

And last, please tell me how to crash your linux distro in less then 2 days cause even RedHat runs longer here.

For me, Slack is just another one out there that's just not it.
Not that there is ANY os that's it, all os-es sux in a way, just choose the one that sux in the places you never go to but when reviewing stay honest and don't tell things that are not true.

just my 2 euro-cent