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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Slack Has been my #1
by Assassin_for Atari on Thu 25th Sep 2003 08:57 UTC

I have been using slack since I got into linux. I had Caldera installed for a week then moved on. Actually the install went eaiser with slack then caldera. I have never had a problem with sound, wireless or anything like that, well that is if the project itself doesn't support it. In the case of the Avance Logic Drivers I know that ALSA is the only one that supports it as of now. My sb live works out the box and so does anything with the crystal audio. The only thing I had beef with with Slack is its package system which....IMHO, you should compile that form source anyho and it should much better. I agree that Gentoo ran a bit faster but 2 days of compiling a system is a bit much for me. I figure this way, if you got the space...do the newbie install and you shoudl be set. If not you shoudl know enough about linux to sift through the packages and find what you need then install them. Why people don't use Slack is beyond me cause I can't ask much more from a 1 cd distro. (at least 9.0 was :-D)