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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I'd prefer to keep the automation out.
by A Slacker on Tue 30th Sep 2003 04:08 UTC

I can see your point about wanting a more automated system with gui's etc., but I don't think that's the direction Slackware really wants' to go. At least that's not the direction many Slackers want to go. Most of us like to get our hands dirty and in the process learn some things that you don't get the chance to learn by having some auto tool do it for you. Even if I just ignore the autoconfig stuff, I wouldn't want the automation put in to avoid starting down the bloat road. There are plenty of other distros that do many things for you. I think in the long haul doing it yourself pays off.