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 Justin on Wed 24th Sep 2003 18:47 UTC

Then you can get past the slack installer. Really, that simple. In fact, one of the first Linux distro's I tried was Slack, and I didn't see any major issues.

When the installer prompts you to configure xfree, you do it. No biggie. Okay, yes, it would be nice to have xfree automatically configured, with graphics accelereated, but hey-what do you want Patrick to focus on: creating a new installer, or keeping Slack up to date and stable? Seems like an easy decision to me.

You want a hard install, try FreeBSD, Debian, or Plan9. That's difficult.