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 Mephisto on Thu 25th Sep 2003 01:53 UTC

Just the same as in Red Hat or Mandrake. In the shots I use the free Vera fonts.

Thanks, if the screenshots are an indication they are a big improvement.

And another note for those who don't like swaret or want to resolve dependencies on non-standard packages... ldd is your friend. ldd is not as friendly as package managed depependency checking perhaps, but it is fairly easy to resolve the dependencies once you get a hang of using it plus grep against the slack CD/tree. As near as I can tell swaret basically uses the same procedure for it's dependency checking btw.