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: Another question
by Eugenia on Thu 25th Sep 2003 02:43 UTC

>I was thinking about the review of Slack (8.1?) you did a while back

I have never done a Slackware review before, that was my first.

>One of your main issues was the inability for the system to work at a fairly high resolution

That was for my Red Hat review, last year.

>What resolution did you use for the review?


>Do you know if the issue issue has been resolved?

I don't have that monitor anymore you are reffering to.

>This is the most positive review I have seen from you on a Linux OS.

This is because it deserved it. I review an OS with an eye of what is meant for. For example, Slackware is not a desktop OS, not even close to the market Red Hat or Mandrake is. Had I reviewed it with that point of view, I would be as critisizing it more as well.

>Generally you are critical (rightly for a "average joe") on usability or difficulties in the install...

Yes, I remain as such.
However, Slackware is not for everyone, it was not meant to be for everyone. Therefore, it is reviewed from a different angle.