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 Namaseit on Thu 25th Sep 2003 20:07 UTC

Ive used maybe 40 distros, from little unknowns to the big 3(Redhat, Mandrake, Suse). I hated them all, sometimes i would find a distro that had a nice and refreshing feature, like gentoo's portage, SoL's default install of no services running. But they always fell short in one way or another. I finally tried slackware and now its on my desktop, laptop, theatre box, all servers. I run linux exclusively, and i will never use another distro.
As for the package management system, i havent found one better, there arent tons of pkg's for every program, but the core ones are always there and always up to date, i have kde 3.1.4 installed with pkg's. I have no problem compiling things. I almost prefer it. But slackware's rpm2tgz utility is great for turning rpm's into slack packages if I want to.