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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A bit personal opinion
by DJ_SA on Sat 27th Sep 2003 08:40 UTC

Well, nice thread everybody, looks like the war has just begun...

Me, has used quite few OS out there, feels like there are something for anything. e.g. you wouldn't use a limo to carry lawn, you will use a pick-up.

My feeling abt OS is, it is good, if it fits your purpose.
Gaming, I would say Windows has far more commercial games available.
Server-ing: no doubt Linux/BSD r more popular, but Windows r catching up.
Scientific calculation: Solaris with multi-cpus r the one to use.

final words: I had never bought any books or read any manuals for daily usage of windows. While I bought my first slackware book when I was 12 in 1992.