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: Cdrdao
by skaeight on Wed 24th Sep 2003 19:37 UTC

Ok ,now I'm a newbie I guess. Well think what you want, but I'm pretty sure I have a pretty good handle on linux/unix. Basically the boot to xp thing was my girlfriend was bugging me to check her email and to go on aim, and I needed to step away from the computer for a little bit because I was about to pull my hair out, so went and watched the rest of the giants / skins game. The only reason I have xp on my computer is becuase I have to work from home sometimes, and we are M$ office.

Honestly though, slack just works. Its nice and elegant and seems like it will be on my computer for a long time to come. I keep learning new things and that's why I use linux, I like to learn about computers.

That being said I had been checking out the gentoo forums for a solution to the xmms/gnome panel issue. Basically, they said take out the gnome use flag when emerging xmms. By that point I just didn't want to deal with it. Slack came in and I'm very happy now. Give it a try. I think you will like it better than gentoo. I just feel like I'm more in control, and I'm not spending half my time learning how to use a package manager. If that makes me a newbie, than I'm a newbie.